LeBron James continues to give back to the precious city of Akron. According to CNN, James is adding safe housing to the school he founded in his hometown, so students have a stable place to live while they get their education.
The LeBron James Family Foundation fittingly named it—I Promise Village, an apartment complex that will provide transitional housing for families with students experiencing unforeseen challenges.
The foundation is teaming up with Graduate Hotels for this great initiative. The company—which is known for the development of hand-crafted boutique hotels near colleges and universities throughout the country—will restore a residential building in the Highland Square community. The building—which is located minutes away from the I Promise School—is slated for completion by July 2020.
“Initially, our work was focused on helping these kids earn an education. But we’ve found that it is impossible to help them learn if they are struggling to survive — if they are hungry, if they have no heat in the freezing winter, if they live in fear for their safety,” James said in a statement. “We want this place to be their home where they feel safe, supported, and loved, knowing we are right there with them every step of the way as they get back on their feet.”
Graduate Hotel CEO Ben Weprin is excited to team up with James and his foundation for this impactful project. “It’s humbling to see the change they are affecting on a daily basis and we’re honored to be a part of the journey,” he said.
Mr. James also took to Twitter and shared his excitement!