Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz Team With The Opportunity Network to Help Low-Income Students in New York
The partnership, which includes a multiyear charitable gift from the stars, will help place high-achieving, low-income students in top colleges and successful careers. The Hollywood power couple, who married in New York City in 2011, recently made the Big Apple their permanent home.
“Some of the brightest, most motivated young people are living in New York City neighborhoods where college seems further away than a foreign country. We want to help give them a passport to a better life,” Craig said.
“We are incredibly grateful for Daniel and Rachel’s gift. Not only will it help us get more programs to more kids in need, but it raises awareness of the important work we do, and puts us on the map in a new and bigger way,” added Opportunity Network founder and executive director Jessica Pliska.
The organization, which was founded 10 years ago, works with students from sophomore year in high school through college graduation, all while preparing them for post-secondary, career opportunities, internships and networking skills.