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Welcome to House Three Thirty

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As the LeBron James Family Foundation works to redefine what a community and family looks like, we continue to break through barriers and open doors for the students and families in Akron.

The Huddle Experience

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It’s been two weeks since the LeBron James Family Foundation and Stand Together hosted the inaugural I PROMISE Huddle in Akron, Ohio.

I PROMISE Out NOW!

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“To the kids that started it all, my I PROMISE families in Akron. These promises are for you, and I hope they may be helpful to every student, classroom, and family across the country. You all inspire me each and every day!

Proud Family

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No matter the world around them, our I PROMISE students continue to be a light and a beacon of hope throughout the Akron community and beyond. Recently, two of our Akron I PROMISE Network students...

Building a Village

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Right now in Akron and around the world, many families are struggling. In good times and bad, that means we rally around our families and continue to do everything...

Families First

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During times of need, that’s when families are needed most. And when faced with uncertainty and discomfort, families build even deeper bonds rooted in trust and compassion.

2020-2021 330 Ambassador Applications Now Available

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The 330 Ambassadors are a select group of students from the Akron area chosen each year by the LeBron James Family Foundation to serve as role models and mentors to younger generations in the community, specifically through the I PROMISE School...

Symphony Experience

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Brass, strings, and shiny things awaited the students as they entered the lobby of EJ Thomas Hall. On this day, LeBron would share his love of music with his I PROMISE 4th graders by setting up a rare...

The I PROMISE Village

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LeBron’s commitment to his kids in Akron is taking another monumental leap forward with this week’s announcement of the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels.

Greatness Continues

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While our younger kids got to work in the pool, our older I PROMISE students turned up their learning on land with the kickoff of the second annual Flash P’ACT experience at Kent State University.

Heating Up

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As the weather in Akron continues to heat up, summer is just getting started at the I PROMISE School.

Promises, Progress & Perseverance

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On the latest Ohio School Report Card, IPS showed incredible signs of growth and expected areas of improvement. In the most rewarding measure, the I PROMISE School received an “A” in the Progress Component...

Fall & Family

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On a seasonably warm Sunday afternoon in Akron, the I PROMISE School’s 5th graders and their families filed into the Highland Square theatre for an afternoon matinee...

Earned, Not Given

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As LeBron’s Akron I PROMISE Network students arrived at school on Monday morning, they walked with a little extra pep in their step.

A Monumental Year

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Meanwhile, another monumental moment was brewing just down the street from the I PROMISE School. Recognizing that his kids need a larger space to gather, to play, and most of all, to ball, LeBron and his Foundation teamed up with the 2K Foundation...

A New Home for the Holidays

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Meanwhile, another monumental moment was brewing just down the street from the I PROMISE School. Recognizing that his kids need a larger space to gather, to play, and most of all, to ball, LeBron and his Foundation teamed up with the 2K Foundation...

Family And The Farm

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"Let's take them to the farm," said a wide-eyed LeBron. "They have that Believeland corn maze, right?"

A Graduation Celebration

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Achieving your high school diploma is a journey. For many, that journey is straightforward.

The Chosen Ones

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The packed ballroom echoed in response, "To support my child in reaching their dreams!" With a proud smile...

I PROMISE Too Info Session

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With over 30 I Promise parents and their families in attendance, our I Promise Too info session quickly became...

Chase Incentive Packaging

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They say it takes a village. When it comes to the LeBron James Family Foundation’s commitment to changing lives in Akron through education, that could not be more true...

A New Semester for I Promise Too

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The I PROMISE program is rooted in creating positive change not just for kids in Akron, but for their entire families as well...

Jarvis Landry Joins the IPS Family

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"I was born and raised in Louisiana, similar to this, similar to Akron. But this right here, this school, this community, it’s about to change things"...

Thanks For Giving

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In this monumental year of taking chances and giving hope, of eliminating barriers and adding supports, of closing chapters and opening doors - as a Foundation and as a family, we have so much to be thankful for...

Team LJFF Visits Barber CLC

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On Wednesday, November 13th, Team LJFF deployed from LeBron James HQ and headed out to Barber CLC for an evening with Mr. LeBron’s WFE kids!

LeBron Message: Home Sweet Home

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Man, it feels great to be back in Akron with the family. Don’t get me wrong, I love road games, but...

DAP Championship 2016

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The DAP Championship Benefiting The LeBron James Family Foundation is the first of four Web.com Tour Finals events to determine what 50 players will earn their PGA TOUR cards.

WKYC'ing the Possible: An Akron Hero

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LAB member Patty Burdon, AKA PB Irish, talks about LeBron’s relationship with Akron and St. Vincent – St. Mary High School.

LeBron Message | Have To Wear Your Jersey

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I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween. My teammates and I definitely did!

What Cold?

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How are my sixth and seventh graders doing? Every time I see you guys I'm blown away by how much you've grown.

23 Big Dreams: Brett Coole

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The incoming 8th grader at Hyre CLC in Akron paced back and forth as he intently watched every play...

LJFF Announces New Partner in Signet Jewelers

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With one-on-one mentoring defined as a need for its students, the LeBron James Family Foundation has teamed up with Akron-based Signet Jewelers...

Chosen 1

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In ornate, bold, black letters, "Chosen 1" sits on the yoke of their shoulders...

LJFF & Homage: Just A Kid From Akron

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The Foundation is proud to partner with homegrown clothing company, Homage, on their Just A Kid From Akron t-shirt.

New Year, Same PROMISE

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With a new year comes a fresh start, and for the Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network students...

Holidays Are For Family

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When you meet our partners, it’s easy to understand why we believe we can change the world. And the more time you spend with them, the more feasible that concept becomes...

LeBron's 3rd Graders Hop On The Polar Express Powered By FirstEnergyFoundation

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In what’s become an annual Akron treat and a holiday season staple for LeBron’s I PROMISE students, the LeBron James Family Foundation’s 3rd graders will once again hop on board the Polar Express Powered by the FirstEnergy Foundation...

The Little Engine That Could

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In only the second year of our partnership, we found all three elements in a special Northeast Ohio collective known as the PGA Web.com Tour DAP Championship...

Another Gift From the North

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The wet weather did little to dampen the mood as LeBron’s 330 Ambassadors took the stage to a rhythmic ovation.

330’S G.E.T. I.T. IN WEST VIRGINIA

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Four arms shot outward from the bright orange boat as the bath-warm white water raged on...

LeBron Message | Striving

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How’s everything going? Our season is in full swing now!

Parent's First

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At the start of every Hometown Hall meeting, the Foundation recognizes the I Promise program’s most important stakeholders: parents...

Secondary: I PROMISE School

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I hope you guys have heard the awesome news about The I PROMISE School.

LeBron Message | Respect Game

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I hope you had an awesome weekend. We’re back to basketball in full force now that the All-Star break is over...

Just A Girl From Akron

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If you caught a glimpse of the latest issue of Cleveland Magazine, you may have seen a recognizable yet unfamiliar face...

Front Office Freshman

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With the bright and rising Cleveland sun shining in their eyes, our I Promise freshmen stampeded down Ontario Street...

Class of 2026 | Welcome To The Family

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As summer comes to a close, that time of year when the LeBron James Family Foundation welcomes a brand new class of third graders into its Wheels for Education program...

Family Staycation

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As the warm fall sun reached its peak, hundreds of I Promise students converged on the picturesque Cleveland-area farm...

We Are Zips

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LeBron, The Foundation, and The University of Akron have committed to a long term partnership that will, at the least, see nine classes of Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network students...

Akron North Track Earns New Uniforms #RepYourHood

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LeBron sent his Black Ops team to interrupt North High School’s winter pep rally.

Very Good(year) Ride

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What does it take to safely and efficiently transport nearly 5,000 of our students, families and friends nearly 90 miles to the Roller Coaster Capitol of the World for the best day ever?

23 Big Dreams: Alissa McCullough

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As a proud member of the LeBron James Family Foundation’s Akron I PROMISE Network, Arlissa embodies the spirit, the fight, and the determination that Akron has become known for.

Anchors For A Day

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Scientist. Engineer. News Anchor at WKYC. We want our kids to know that when it comes to career options, the possibilities are endless.

LJFF Teams Up With World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

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With its roots planted firmly in Akron, Ohio, the LeBron James Family Foundation is proud to be engaged and active in community events across Northeast Ohio.

I PROMISE Moment: The Team Visits the Ronald McDonald House of Akron

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Team LJFF keeps their PROMISE to serve our Akron community and support our partner’s philanthropic initiatives. We spent quality time at the Ronald McDonald House...

I PROMISE Day at Stan Hywet

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LeBron’s Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network kids experienced another reason why there’s no better place to grow up than Northeast Ohio...

LeBron Message | Orchestra Outing

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How are all of my Wheels for Ed All-Stars doing? I wish I could share with you what my Foundation team has been planning...

Savannah's I PROMise Makeover Event 2018

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For many high school girls, their vision for the perfect prom is clear. Wearing the perfect dress, they enter a packed room to gazes of excitement and awe...

Hometown Innovation With Goodyear

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As the buses pulled up to the famous Goodyear Blimp Hangar conveniently located down the road from Akron, the students looked out the windows with excitement...

AIPN Students and Families Give Back

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In the spirit of his creed, over 100 Akron I PROMISE Network (AIPN) students and their families sacrificed their...

Knocking Down Walls | IPS

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Hosted by the LeBron James Family Foundation, the final review team meeting of the IPS planning process brought to life the visions and dreams...

PROMISE Project Take Two!

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We all need parachutes. Whether it’s literally or figuratively, parachutes are our lifesaving devices, and there are few people who have more silk lifesavers than the forward from St. Vincent – St. Mary and his Foundation.

Hard Work Pays Off With LeBron's Hard Work Club

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Each month throughout the school year, LeBron’s Foundation team makes the rounds to every Akron Public School (APS) cluster...

Sparking Hope

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Three years ago, LeBron and The University of Akron (UA) announced a groundbreaking, never-been-done-before partnership...

Unbelievable | IPS Meeting

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Led by APS and the Foundation co-chairs, each design team presented their work to date, shared their future plans, and received group feedback.

Garfield Cheer EARNS New Uniforms

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In the words of LeBron James, "Wait, you thought we were just doing one drop????? PLEASE…"

Just A Kid From Akron: Cherry Cola Cupcake

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LeBron and the Foundation do not have sponsors, we have partners. A partnership is a bond, and bonds are forged in the mutual pursuit of a passion.

LeBron Message | All-Star 2017

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I can’t believe I’m at the midpoint of the season already. Do you guys feel like your school year is flying by?

General Elective

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This fall, LeBron, the Foundation, and The University of Akron’s LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education (LJFFCOE) are giving new life to the term "General Elective."

Running For Our Kids 2014

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LeBron and the LeBron James Family Foundation had over 45 runners participating in either the full or half Akron Marathon.

LeBron Message: Super Bowl LII

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YOO- Late night watching the Super Bowl? Me too, but you know we have to get right back to it...

LeBron Message | Back Home

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Hey guys! Man, it feels good to be back home and on the court with my teammates...

All-Star Legacy in LA

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While the NBA's biggest stars and entertainment's biggest celebrities stepped out into the bright lights of Los Angeles for this year's All-Star festivities...

Growing and Learning

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On a typical late March Thursday night, the North High School gym would be filled with Viking athletes...

Summit Cycling Center

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Have you seen some of LeBron’s Wheels for Education students riding around Akron on their I PROMISE bikes?

Savannah James Joins Akron History

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One of Akron’s most timeless traditions, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently christened its newest blimp...

PROMISE Project Take 2 | Week 2

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The second installment of the PROMISE Project is now 2/3 of the way complete!

18 Holes And One Incredible Experience

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Hundreds of the world’s best golfers descended upon Cleveland’s Canterbury Golf Club this week to participate in the Web.com Tour’s DAP Championship...

Savannah's Sixth Annual Prom Event

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If you walked into the ballroom of the Hilton Akron-Fairlawn on Monday, you would have thought you were in the wrong place...

LeBron Message | Away From Home

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I want you guys to pull up a map of the United States. My teammates are on the road right now.

‘Tis The Hometown Hall Season

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Wednesday’s festivities marked the start of the Foundation’s fourth Hometown Hall season...

Proud to Serve

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LeBron’s 330 Ambassadors are proud to be from Akron. They’re also proud to be serving LeBron’s WFE kids this school year! Our Gamma Class...

LeBron Message: Thank You

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Hey guys! Thank you so much for that awesome video you guys made for me..

LeBron Message | Questions and Answers

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There is no answer without a question. You have to understand that asking for help is a natural part of our growth...

Hometown Hall: East Cluster

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Children danced, parents sang, and everyone ate as a "Lean On Me" pop remix echoed through the cafeteria at Akron’s East CLC. Officially, the event is called a "Hometown Hall" meeting...

Final Hometown Hall Of The School Year

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I PROMISE students and their families packed the Ellet High School gymnasium...

Meeting of the Minds

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A week worth remembering at Foundation HQ as The I PROMISE Institute Bureau descended on Akron for a high powered, higher education, meeting of the minds...

A V.I.PROMISE Performance

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As they entered the lobby of The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall, LeBron’s 4th grade I PROMISE students and their families left reality for a few hours...

To Believe In Myself

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A raucous standing ovation erupted as John Hunter and Kendra Jones proceeded to the front of the packed Akron Public Schools board room.