Ambria Ware is a Case Manager for the Summit County NEXT Initiative at the Akron Urban League. She began working with the organization in April 2019 serving as the Summer Youth Coordinator. She later transferred to the Workforce Development Department as Case Manager for Comprehensive Case Management Employment Plan (CCMEP), in partnership with Job and Family Services.
Ambria currently works with Summit County NEXT Initiative participants, helping them overcome barriers that keep them from employment, with an end goal of providing them with employability skills, which will lead to long-term substantial employment. She also works with participants who are employed by helping them prevent barriers that may cause termination of employment.
Ambria is a 2011 University of Akron graduate with a BA in Business Organizational Communications and a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Before assisting AUL with serving the community, She was the Lead Teacher for two different Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers in Summit County for over five years. In 2016 Ambria briefly established her business, Dream Shoppers, where she was a Consultant and Personal Shopper. Her dedication to helping her CCMEP participants achieve certification goals led to her earning a ServeSafe certification in the summer of 2020, as a means to help active participants through the certification process. Ambria also served on the AUL scholarship committee in 2021. Her most recent achievements include completing and earning certifications with The Ohio State University (whose College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is housed at AUL) course of study in Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 and with the ONLC Training Center for their Microsoft Office 365-Teams and One Note program certification 2021.