James Peele is a current first-year student in the Masters of Social Work program at Columbia University. James graduated from Morehouse College in May 2021, where he did many outreach initiatives for many different communities. One of these initiatives was called Hope Dealers Inc., where he spent his spring break traveling to Chicago to speak to middle school and high school students about their futures and giving them advice on how to make the best of it. Another one of these initiatives was titled "Get on the Bus," where he did similar work from Hope Dealers, but was catered towards high school juniors and seniors in Washington D.C., North Carolina, New Orleans, and New York. James loves to aid the community in any way he can, and is excited to do so through the Hope Center as well.