Graduate Hotels partnered with The LeBron James Family Foundation to create the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels, which will serve as transitional housing for the I PROMISE families in need of safe and stable housing. The completely renovated Village will provide a welcoming, family-first environment. The goal is for all parents, students and siblings living in the I PROMISE Village community to use the time and resources there as a stepping stone to their next sustainable and successful chapter.

We’re incredibly grateful to the friends and partners that have made this project possible through their generous contributions. Thanks to their help, the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels will serve as a warm and inviting gathering place for the community for many years to come.


“Community and education are at the core of what we do,” says our founder and CEO Ben Weprin. “This project is a monumental next step for us and LeBron and his Foundation’s commitment to the future of the students and their families.”

How We’ve Helped

Graduate renovated a historic apartment building, thoughtfully redesigning the space for I PROMISE families. After completion, the entire building was donated to the organization, so it can continue supporting at-risk elementary students for years to come.

Learn more about the I PROMISE School

Thank you Graduate Hotels design partners for helping us bring the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels to life.

FrameshopHoffman Furniture Restoration
JRG Global RenovationsLime Tree Hospitality
MatoukMiceli Drapery
Morgan LiSchumacher
Summa InternationalAT&T
M.A.L. EnterprisesRice’s Nursery & Landscaping
Spartan SurfacesThe Project Company
Olson Painting
AstekMajestic Mirror
Bryan AshleyMarquis Seating
CIX DirectMTS Seating
Composition HospitalityOW Hospitality
CoronetPhoenix, Ltd.
Electra EgglestonPierpoint
Erica ShamrockP/Kaufmann
Fil DouxSchumacher
Holly Hunt/Great PlainsShawn Austin
Hospitality LogisticsSignature Hospitality Carpets
KatomSpartan Surfaces
Leggett & PlattStandard Textile
Light AnnexTiger Leather