I PROMISE Housing

Groundbreaking Work
Posted on 10/04/2021
Groundbreaking Work
As the leaves turn to Fall in our hometown of Akron, our I PROMISE students, families and partners continue to work hard and make good things happen for our community and beyond. 
Just blocks away from the I PROMISE School, this week we broke ground on our latest project, I PROMISE Housing. Designed and developed in partnership with East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp., I PROMISE Housing will provide 50 units of 2,3, and 4-bedroom apartments for longer-term, affordable housing available for I PROMISE families. With Ms. Gloria James joining our partners and city leaders for this ceremonial groundbreaking, we can’t wait to see this lot turned into a safe and thriving space for our families.
I PROMISE Housing will provide 50 units of 2,3, and 4-bedroom apartments for longer-term, affordable housing available for I PROMISE families.
For our oldest I PROMISE students, Fall means preparing for their next step that can include a full scholarship to either The University of Akron or Kent State University. To help them stay on track towards achieving eligibility, LJFF recently hosted Scholarship Night to provide a check list of things to stay on top of while also answering any questions they may have along the way on their groundbreaking journeys. 
Speaking of the journey, our I PROMISE movement is taking a big step forward with our full I PROMISE documentary debuting on YouTube. Now available globally for the very first time, this feature length film shares the learnings and lessons from year one at the I PROMISE School, sharing how far we’ve come in our work to create a new model for urban, public education.
And on National Family Day this week, we welcomed the Cash App to our ever-growing I PROMISE family, with the app matching all donations made with our new Cash Tag ($LJFamFoundation) up to $100K. The work is never done here in Akron and 100% of the donations will go towards our wraparound supports for our I PROMISE families and our mission of redefining community. 
To be groundbreaking is to be innovative, revolutionary, trailblazing. For the LeBron James Family Foundation, we’re proud that so much of what we take on fits into that category. And that’s because it’s all in response to what our families and our community needs.
WE ARE FAMILY
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