LeBron James is gearing up to launch a community center in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The community center, House 330, will offer transitional housing, job training and financial literacy course. Also, the center will feature a sporting complex sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
“We started listening to some of the struggles with employment and job training and really digging deeper with our families,” LeBron James Family Foundation Executive Director Michele Campbell said.
“We learned pretty quickly that the next part of the movement if we were to going to change the trajectory of a whole community, we needed that job-training piece.”
House 330 is the latest community development effort from James. Previously, he’s worked to offer free bikes to kids in Akron, provide scholarships to local students and of course, he opened his I Promise School just a few years ago. All of his community efforts work together to build a better future for young kids growing up in Ohio.
“House 330 is going to be a sanctuary for our families,” James said.
“It’s going to be a place where all our families can grow and learn. This will be a hub for everything possible our families will need.”
House 330 is slated to open its doors in 2022.