Evan Dentley

Director of Freedom School Operations

Evan Dentley

Evan knows a thing or two about Freedom Schools.  He started out as a Level 3 Freedom School Scholar in Chicago in 2003.  After two years in the program as a scholar, he was asked to become a Junior Servant Leader Intern and throughout high school he helped with the Heritage Community Development Corporation Freedom Schools.  After his first year in college, he was asked to be a Servant Leader Intern (SLI) where, ironically, his Site Coordinator was one of his SLIs when he was a scholar. Evan believes strongly in the Freedom Schools model and its proven record of changing lives of not only the children served through the program, but also the young adults who serve as Servant Leader Interns.  He describes the program as one “that basically saved my life and has fulfilled me in so many ways!”

Evan is an Ella Baker Trainer (EBT) for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program.  Ella Baker Trainers are the best of the best CDF Freedom Schools teacher-mentors and are selected to join a national training team to implement the CDF Freedom Schools model.

Evan holds a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University in Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies with a concentration in sport management and marketing.