Mission and History
Ladies of Evolution initiative began in 2015. This initiative started with workshops assisting young girls, ages 10 through 18 with building character and bolstering self-esteem. LOE has interacted with young ladies from various backgrounds. Some of those young ladies had been arrested for being runaways, fighting, and prostitution. LOE realized that many of the young ladies charged as being runaways were being made to stay at home and raise siblings, those charged with fighting were seeking attention and those charges with prostitution were prostituting with their mothers. Those young ladies had never been asked about college, career choices, or their interests.
Our organization realized that something needed to be done in order to encourage those young ladies at-risk as well as break those vicious cycles that had been created. This has been the driving force for Ladies of Evolution.
LOE, since its development has had the opportunity to mentor young ladies by way of outreach programs and community activities. One vision of Ladies of Evolution is to offer minimal to no costs services to young ladies in order to cultivate and heighten their personal and professional abilities.
To invigorate and commission young ladies to evolve into distinct women that motivate change in themselves and their community.
To provide the necessary tools to develop personal character and professional character.
To enhance leadership skills and character.
To educate and improve personal, professional, and social etiquette.
To cultivate leaders in their communities.
To offer free personal and professional services to young ladies.
To concentrate on assisting young ladies with making sound decisions as they maneuver through the encumbrances of being a teenager.
LaSonya Livingston is a native Memphian and is very active in the community. Mrs. Livingston has an Associate’s of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, Bachelor of Professional Studies in Paralegal Services, and Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Mrs. Livingston is married and together she and her husband have ten children, ages 23, 22, 21, two ages 20, 19, two ages 16, 11, and 9. Being a mother of multi-generation children allows her to offer a unique view to overcoming challenges in life and reaching your best potential.
Mrs. Livingston is the Founder and Executive Director of Ladies of Evolution. Mrs. Livingston planned and established a vision to cultivate and exalt young ladies living in the Greater Memphis area. Mrs. Livingston knows that every young lady is priceless with extraordinary talents and substance. Mrs. Livingston also perceives that teen pregnancy and inadequate education are tremendous challenges
in the Mid-South that constitute overwhelming limitations to
young ladies in pursuit of accomplishing their complete capability.
Ladies of Evolution provides specific programs that concentrate
on assisting young ladies with strengthening leadership abilities
such as representation, skillful conceptions, goal setting, clear
communication and personal accountability.