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DeWayne Richardson

Dwayne Richardson

Director of Workforce Development

DeWayne Richardson is Director of Workforce Development at the Akron Urban League.  A native of Akron, he fell in love with non-profit organizations when he was only a teenager. He was inspired after participating in a summer camp led by the Akron Urban League. DeWayne has a deep passion for youth and marginalized populations in Summit County. He is an experienced mentor, coach, and advocate.

DeWayne has over five years of experience at the Akron Urban League and has worked in multiple roles. He previously served as a Financial Literacy Instructor and Employment Specialist for the CCMEP (BOSS) program. In his current role, Dwayne hopes to eliminate barriers for individuals seeking employment and ensure they have opportunities to upscale their skills to close the opportunity gap.

DeWayne holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Walsh University and is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  When he is not working, he spends his time coaching youth basketball.