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Karen Kennedy

Karen Kennedy

Transition Specialist / Workforce Development


Karen Kennedy is a Success Coach for the Akron Urban League. She joined the organization in 2023 and is responsible for delivering quality services, including comprehensive assessment, individualized success plans, intensive case management, tracking participant achievement and outcomes, referrals, program exit, and follow-up services.

She enjoys working in the community, advocating for a marginalized population or people who may not otherwise have a voice, and changing the trajectory of someone’s life. She has worked in Health and Human Services for over ten years at non-profit and government agencies. Karen has an Associate’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Youngtown State University. She also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, reading, listening to music, and being outside working in her yard and garden.