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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

UMG Exec Steven Victor Announces New Philanthropic Venture With $1M Pledge

Everyone is stepping up to create philanthropic ventures in support of the recent protests and uprisings across the country. Steven Victor, senior vice-president of A&R at Universal Music, is launching a new philanthropic foundation under his Victor Victor Worldwide company in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Variety reports . Victor — who has previously worked with G.O.O.D. Music and represented artists such Pusha T, The-Dream, and the late Pop Smoke — announced the Victor Victor Foundation as his new venture to combat the injustices affecting the Black community. He told Variety , “I’m committing $1,000,000 to the foundation — it’s a starting point and I know it’s going to take much more than that to affect real change.” Victor outlined the foundation’s purpose in an official statement which reads: “The injustices against the black community that persists in our country, fueled by systemic racism and prejudice that lies within the criminal justice system and other...

Jun 10, 2020