V&E and The Opportunity Network
James Kale's recent internship at Vinson & Elkins’ New York office was the direct result of the firm’s active involvement with
The Opportunity Network, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003. The Opportunity Network assists low-income students with college and career-development opportunities. James is bright, motivated, and ambitious, but attended an overburdened high school in The Bronx, N.Y., and lived in an under-served community with limited opportunities.
Students like James have an uphill battle ahead of them without critical college access and guidance, career exposure, and work experience, which OppNet provides. James will graduate from Boston College in May 2016 as the first person in his family to receive a college degree.