SBC's Activist Award

Van Jones Founder & President, the Dream Corps, CNN political commentator

Van Jones
Founder & President, the Dream Corps, CNN political commentator



This award recognizes the activist related contributions of an individual and or business. SBC’s Activist Award was established by the SBC Board of Directors on February 29, 2016 to recognize the outstanding dedication and pioneering work of an individual whose activism work has profoundly protected the planet.

Van Jones is the President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps. Current initiatives, #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, create innovative solutions to "close the prison doors, open the doors of opportunity, into a new green economy."

A Yale- educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. V

an is a correspondent for CNN and regular guest on political talk shows. 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.