Our Team

Hope Mills

Ignite Program Coordinator

Hope Mills, born and raised in Kentucky, relocated to Akron, Ohio in 2018. After moving to the area, she knew she wanted to be affiliated with a non-profit organization that aligned with her drive and dedication to inspire and provide assistance to the city and the underrepresented population. 

Hope began her career with the Akron Urban League in February 2020 as the Ignite Program Coordinator. In this role, she will develop individuals in the area of career-focused workforce development and employment opportunities. 

Hope holds a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication from Morehead State University. She has over 4 years of experience as a program coordinator at Morehead State University, as well as 3 years of experience as an international student mentor. With her mentorship, she provided educational and social support, as well as employment assistance to international students for the duration of their college experience. 

When Hope is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking.