This summer, the effects of systemic racism have been driven to the forefront. At the same time in Akron, the LeBron James Family Foundation has been working on another way to fight inequality and help families out of poverty.
The Foundation started with the I Promise School, teaching disadvantaged Akron youth most at risk of being removed from school.
Today, the foundation welcomes its first families to the I Promise Village, a historic apartment building renovated to provide temporary stable housing for I Promise students and their parents who need it.
But it’s not just a place to stay. The village aims to help these families get their lives moving in a new direction.