Van Jones

Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy.

Van is a co-founder of four successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, Green For All, and Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy.

A Yale-educated attorney, Van is currently a CNN Contributor and has
written two New York Times Best Sellers: The Green Collar Economy and
Rebuild the Dream.

In 2009, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the
Obama White House. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that
oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending.

A proud native of Jackson, Tennessee, Van Jones, champions some of the most hopeful solutions to America's toughest challenges.

In addition to co-founding the Ella Baker Center, Van also served as its Executive Director for over ten years. He currently serves on our Board of Directors.

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