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The LeBron James Family Foundation, Graduate Hotels and Saira Hospitality change lives with revolutionary training camp program at House Three Thirty

I-PROMISE

House Three Thirty is renowned for its elevated design and welcoming atmosphere – and what makes it unlike any other place in the world is the people running it with a “We Are Family” and “We Are All Students” mindset

AKRON, OHIO – It’s been one year since the LeBron James Family Foundation, Graduate Hotels and Saira Hospitality first launched the innovative and life-changing Training Camp program at House Three Thirty in Akron. In that time, more than 59 Team Members (employees) have experienced the revolutionary program rooted in compassion and excellence.

Created to help I PROMISE students, parents, teachers and family members prepare for full and part-time employment at the LeBron James Family Foundation’s House Three Thirty, Training Camp by Graduate Hotels and Saira Hospitality offers rigorous and enriching training that builds knowledge, skills, and confidence needed for a lasting career while also placing a special emphasis on essential life skills including communication, social emotional learning, and leadership. Every team member at House Three Thirty is cross-trained in each area of the venue that spans culinary, hospitality, retail, bartending, small and large event planning and service.

“I was working three jobs. I was running ragged. I did not look forward to going to work. Being here has helped me physically, mentally, emotionally… it’s been a blessing coming here, training, and being here instead of where I was.” said House Three Thirty Team Member, Jada, from the “Heart of the House” film.

To honor one year into the Training Camp program, LJFF, Graduate Hotels and Saira Hospitality are releasing the short film, Heart of the House, that chronicles the learning journey of House Three Thirty team members. The process and the Team Members’ perspectives show what’s possible when the Foundation’s “We Are Family” philosophy combines with Graduate’s “We Are All Students” mantra and best-in-class hospitality to create an incredible atmosphere of compassion and excellence.

House Three Thirty is the LeBron James Family Foundation’s revolutionary community venue that has reimagined Akron’s iconic Tangier as an innovative, multi-use space for I PROMISE families, the entire Akron community, and visitors from all over the world to gather and engage in immediately impactful programming. House Three Thirty convenes critical resources under one roof, including family financial health programming, job training through the venue’s varied dining, retail and entertainment spaces, and a community gathering space for large indoor and outdoor events, monthly meals, and ongoing family programming open to all.

Graduate Hotels first collaborated with LJFF to establish the I PROMISE Village, an 18-unit transitional housing complex for families in need. The Graduate team thoughtfully designed the historic apartment building to meet modern living standards, accommodating over 80 families to date. This continued partnership aligns with Graduate’s commitment to lifelong learning, including the recently launched Graduate Academy, which supports employees in pursuing their education goals.

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