The red brick building on W. Market Street has become a home away from home to hundreds of students and their families in Akron. And nearly every space and crevice of the I PROMISE School is strategically designed for maximum learning and comfort. But today’s revamped rooms and building upgrades didn’t always look like this. After a summer of planning, design, and full-time labor of love, 15 spaces were completely renovated over the course of eight weeks to reimagine what’s possible at IPS.


In the LeBron James Family Foundation’s latest video series, you can follow along daily to see the new spaces unfold before your eyes. From the elegant, inviting interior design of the Family Resource Center to the hand-crafted cabinetry in the classrooms, all the way to the visually stunning outdoor basketball court, each amenity was carefully re-created with our students, staff, and families in mind.

To follow along on the Phase 2 virtual IPS tour and experience each made over space, check out @LJFAMFoundation for the latest video reveals.

Another huge shout out to Continental Construction, Jon Erisey, Jack Plas and the countless contractors and volunteers involved in each and every project. Our vision for this special place would not be possible without their passion and expertise.