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LeBron James And I Promise School Announce 'Permanent' Housing For Students And Their Families

LeBron James continues to uplift the community that raised him.  

Jun 12, 2023

LeBron James Forms Partnership To Allow His I Promise School Students To Attend College For Free

LeBron James continues to show why he’s a legend on and off the court. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the NBA superstar’s foundation has announced an official partnership with Stark State College to allow students of his I Promise School to attend the institution for free.

Sep 28, 2022

LeBron James' Foundation To Open Multimillion-Dollar Medical Facility To Provide Affordable Healthcare For Akron Residents

LeBron James’ foundation is supporting its community to the fullest. In 2023, the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) will open the I Promise HealthQuarters — a multimillion-dollar Akron medical facility.

Jun 8, 2022

This Video Of LeBron James Surprising Students At His I Promise School In Akron Will Make Your Day

Students attending LeBron James’ I Promise School are ending the year on a high note. Based on multiple social media posts, King James stopped by the Akron, OH school recently, and, to no surprise, there were happy faces and tears of joy as result of the visit. Sometimes, there just aren’t words when your hometown hero @kingjames walks into the room. 😮🤪 🤷🏾 — I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) May 26, 2022  

May 27, 2022

Akron Native Opens Ohio's First Black-Owned Breast Cancer Center In Honor Of His Late Mother

Ohio just opened its first Black-owned breast cancer center! According to a press release provided to AfroTech, The Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Center opened its doors in an emotional grand opening ceremony on May 1, 2021. After the tragic loss of his mother to breast cancer, Lavar Jacobs told WKYC that this has been a dream since his mother passed away in 2009 at the age of 49. “I’ve always had the vision of the Kim Jacobs Breast Cancer Resource Center,” said Jacobs, according to WKYC. “She didn’t get to do everything she had planned. She deserves more of a legacy.” The Akron, Ohio native’s vision for the center also made history as it’s the first-ever Black-owned breast cancer center in the state of Ohio. As he’s also the founder of a nonprofit organization Not Just October — founded in 2014 — Jacobs emphasizes while wearing pink in October brings awareness to breast cancer and is a nice gesture, people are affected by the disease year-round. Courtesy of Lavar Jacobs Lavar witnessed...

May 5, 2021

LeBron James to Open Community Hub For Financial Literacy and Job Training in Akron

LeBron James gives back to his community continuously. Following the establishment of I Promise School, I Promise Village transitional housing, and other off-court initiatives, the LeBron James Family Foundation is now opening House Three Thirty, reports TIME. Announced this week, House Three Thirty is a 60,000-square-foot venue that will offer financial literacy advice, job training, and a variety of other services that the entire Akron community can utilize. “House 330 is going to be a sanctuary for our families,” said James of the venue — that will also include a dining space, coffee bar, private card room, and a museum dedicated to the NBA champion. “It’s going to be a place where all our families can grow and learn. This will be a hub for everything possible our families will need.” In addition to cool recreational amenities, students and families can receive training in areas like plumbing, heating and cooling, food service, merchandising, accounting, and event planning. The...

Dec 16, 2020