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LeBron James announces new community center in Akron: 'A sanctuary for our families'

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The LeBron James Family Foundation isn’t done yet. On the heels of the I Promise School and I Promise Village, James’ foundation announced its newest project Tuesday: A community center in Akron.

The center — named House Three Thirty after the city’s area code — will provide “financial-literacy advice, job training and recreational activities for area youth,” according to Time. The 60,000 square foot building will also contain a “dining space, coffee bar and private card room.” James called House Three Thirty “a sanctuary for our families.” The space will be available to anyone in the Akron community.

James’ foundation released a video Tuesday giving an in-depth look at what House Three Thirty will provide to the community.

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House Three Thirty is expected to open in 2022.

LeBron James has bigger plans for Akron

In that tweet, the LeBron James Family Foundation mentioned two other projects that haven’t been discussed yet: Thirty Five Rhodes and I Promise Housing. Both projects say “soon” next to their names. Thirty Five Rhodes is expected around 2021. I Promise Housing is expected by 2022. The foundation will likely give a more in-depth look into those projects soon.

James’ work in Akron began with the I Promise School, which opened in 2018. James — who has won four NBA championships and been named the league’s MVP four times — has called I Promise “the best thing I’ve ever done.”

James announced House Three Thirty as the Los Angeles Lakers begin their quest to repeat as NBA champions. The team began playing preseason games Friday, though James did not play in that contest.

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