LeBron James’ I Promise School is further expanding to support his hometown of Akron, OH.
Andscape reports that the NBA superstar’s family foundation is opening House Three Thirty — a job training facility named after Akron’s area code. The renovated building will feature retail, dining, and event areas to help I Promise students, parents, and family members to land job opportunities. As House Three Thirty is located near James’ school, the location aims to remove transportation barriers.
For the program, The LeBron James Family Foundation has partnered with Starbucks for a Starbucks Community Store to provide job training. What’s more, the foundation’s longtime partner, JPMorgan Chase, is set to provide financial advice.
“The building will also house a sports bar and museum with some never-before-seen memorabilia from James’ basketball career,” the outlet details.
There will also be “a 500-person ballroom suitable for large-scale events, a cigar room, an ice cream parlor and a pizzeria will be on site, with job and management training and creation at their core.”
According to Andscape, James hopes the facility will be a blueprint for communities across the U.S.
Spectrum News has reported the official opening of the multi-purpose facility is set for March 30, which marks Akron’s 330 Day.
Along with House Three Thirty, I Promise community members can expect a primary care facility coming too, Andscape adds.
As previously reported by AfroTech, the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) announced it will open the I Promise HealthQuarters — a multimillion-dollar community health and wellness center. I Promise HealthQuarters aims to bring affordable healthcare and mental health services to Akron.
“When our families expressed a need for more health care services…we went to work,” LJFF wrote via Instagram at the time of the announcement. “Today, we’ve come together with 3 organizations, axesspointe, colemanservices, & Peg’s Foundation to create I Promise HealthQuarters to offer a variety of services ALL under one roof.”
The center will offer medical, dental, optometry, mental health, pharmaceutical, and lab services.
I Promise HealthQuarters is set to open in 2024 to all Akron residents.