Darrita Davis is a native of Akron, Ohio. At a young age, she was surrounded by empowering women who introduced her to the importance of developing a relationship with Christ, the art of dance, music, community engagement, and more importantly the purpose of quality education. Ms. Davis attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. She was employed by several Information Technology organizations before deciding to pursue a degree in Education. While working in the public education sector, she began to listen closely to parents and community leaders discuss the problems with our youth and the lack of individuals taking the initiative to implement change. She connected with a few positive community advocates and formed the Stop the Violence Akron Movement in 2011. Ms. Davis is committed to ensuring that safety is viewed as a quality of life for the lifelong health and security of the citizens of Akron. In this work, she continues to advocate for public safety policies that promote: safety, accountability, crime prevention, healing, rehabilitation, and justice.
Ms. Davis has always participated in Akron Urban League programs as a child and teenager. She now holds the role of Case Manager, working with the Workforce Development Team. In this role, she will provide retention and support services for individuals and families needing assistance to further along their journey of career advancement and sustainability.