Empowering others to live lives of meaning and purpose requires changing paradigms around how communities can solve problems.

The Huddle, an initiative of Stand Together Foundation hosted by LJFF, brings people together to discover and accelerate innovative and transformative community models.


together we can change the world
together we can change the world

We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Huddle 2023. Below is the agenda to help you prepare for the event and make the most of your time at The Huddle.


General Information

EventMobi App 

We recommend you download the free EventMobi app from the Apple App or Google Play stores prior to arrival. You can connect with other event attendees using the app, access your agenda, and receive important event notifications. Please use the email address you used to register for the event, and the code “TheHuddle2023” to access our event.  

Need assistance during the event? You can reach The Huddle Team by chatting with the Help Desk in the app, or feel free to stop by the registration desk for in-person assistance.


Event registration will be open 6:00-8:00 pm on October 10 at Cleveland Marriott East, and beginning at 8:15 am on October 11 at House Three Thirty. Please stop by to pick up your name tag, complete your photo release (if you haven’t already) and say hello to the team! Transportation to and from the event venues is the responsibility of the attendee. See the links below for addresses for both venues. Pre-registration is required for Tuesday night’s dinner.

What to Expect 

Tuesday at Cleveland Marriott East 

  • 6:00 pm Welcome Reception  
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner and Keynote Conversation  

Wednesday at House Three Thirty 

  • 9:00 am – 4:15 pm Programming 
  • 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Optional Activities, including a tour of the I PROMISE footprint
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Block Party Dinner 
  • 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm Concert 

Thursday at House Three Thirty 

  • 9:15 am – 11:45 am Interactive Workshop 

Check EventMobi for a detailed agenda. Dress code for the event is business casual.  

Stay Social 

If you're posting any social media content or photos related to The Huddle, please use #EveryPersonEmpowered and #WeAreFamily. By using these shared hashtags, we can easily connect with each other across social platforms and build a community. 

COVID-19 Safety 

We kindly request that if you're feeling unwell or test positive for COVID-19, please stay home. If you have been recently exposed, please follow CDC guidance. Hand sanitizer, masks and rapid tests will be available upon request.   

About The I PROMISE Huddle

This event in Akron, Ohio is inspired by the LeBron James Family Foundation’s work to redefine what a community and family looks like by listening and responding. It is intended to turn a desire for change into partnerships and actions that deliver results by demonstrating how a set of principles have been applied to a number of issues. As people gain a vision for what this could look like, they can either contribute to the opportunities presented or imagine new ways to address issues they see in their communities.

This year’s theme “Every Person Empowered” will focus on expressing the paradigm shift needed to transform communities and ensure everyone has an opportunity to live a life of meaning and help others along the way. We will discuss how a deeper understanding of empowerment can contribute to people-centered solutions – ones that search for the best way to help people improve their lives, instead of telling them how to live their lives.

The Huddle provides an opportunity to unite a diversity of voices and actively listen to those with firsthand knowledge about the obstacles, hard work, passion, and determination required to transform the way society tackles the biggest problems of our time.

Our collective goal remains to foster a broad community of stakeholders who can take these ideas forward and drive action through their own programs and networks in ways that work for their community.

We believe every individual has the potential to live a life of meaning and purpose and are committed to sharing key insights from some of the most effective community-based work in the country and inspiring action so that every community can thrive.

This is our Mission that feeds our Movement.

Michele Campbell
LeBron James Family Foundation
Daron Babcock
Stand Together Foundation
David Cremin
Guitar Player
John Hardin
Stand Together
Jason Mendelson
Stand Together
Todd Rose
Erik Stenehjem
First International Bank & Trust
Evan Feinberg
Stand Together Foundation
Aloe Blacc
Will Dowell
Stand Together Foundation
Justin Hilton
Leadership Akron
Stephanie Myers
LeBron James Family Foundation
Tito SantosSilva
Stand Together Foundation
Scott Strode
The Phoenix
Askia Ahmad
Stand Together Foundation
Jackie Castma
Dick's Sporting Goods
Jon Erisey
LeBron James Family Foundation
Joynicole Martinez
Rising Tide Capital
Sara Peters
Stand Together Foundation
Sarah Silverman
Outside Angle
Natalie Watral
JP Morgan Chase
Shaun Alexander
NFL Legend
Ayesha Cotton
Community Legal Aid
Nathaniel Fields
Urban Resource Institute
Erika Mayer
LeBron James Family Foundation
Michael Phillips
TDJ Enterprises
Greg Spero
Artist AI
Dela Wilson
Axle Impact Studio

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