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Van Jones, 46, stays on mission: expanding opportunities for young people of color. The longtime activist and former advisor to the Obama White House is now president of Rebuild* the Dream, a think tank behind two new opportunity initiatives, #YesWeCode, and #Cut50. #YesWeCode seeks to train 100,000 "low-opportunity" youth to become high-level...


In 2009, Van Jones became one of the early tests of President Obama's leadership—and one that many believe he failed. The President initially did the right thing when he created the "Green Jobs” advisor position for the ‘Green for All’ visionary Van Jones. However, after charges flew that Jones had been connected...


If you don't know by now, there is more than food and great music at the ESSENCE Festival. ESSENCE Festival headliner Prince, the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund and #YesWeCode will launch a hackathon in New Orleans during ESSENCE festival weekend. Our hackathon will gather innovators, coders and designers to...


Culled from the pages of Fast Company magazine, this year's top creative minds took risks, spurred ideas, and represented a masterful force driving every facet of business forward. Meet the 12 most creative minds of 2008. Van Jones has coined the term "green-collar jobs." Last year, Jones led a coalition of business,...


The cheering would begin soon enough. Dressed in a slim-cut gray suit and green tie, Van Jones ascended to the stage grinning and blowing kisses to the crowd. Jones, 39, a 6-foot-1-inch Yale Law grad, was appearing at a summit in San Francisco called "Advancing a New Energy Economy in California." The city's...




By STEVEN VERBURG Civil rights activist and green jobs advocate Van Jones told hundreds who crowded the state Capitol rotunda Monday that he could see the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. standing with young Americans who have risen up against police violence. “Be patient with this new movement,” Jones said at...


On March 27th and 28th, we watched hope turn into action in Detroit, as msnbc, #YesWeCode, and Ford hosted a special Growing Hope hackathon event at the Ford STEAM Lab. Here, 100 students from five Detroit-area middle schools created a wide range of mobile application prototypes to help make learning...


Where are the black and brown Mark Zuckerbergs? That was essentially the question — the challenge — that the musician Prince asked Van Jones, civil rights activist, founder of Green for All, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. The result is an ambitious initiative called Yes We Code, to prepare 100,000 low-opportunity...


When CNN’s Van Jones took the stage last month at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church a few weeks ago at the behest of Ben and Felicia Horowitz, he didn’t mince words. “How many of you guys have a smartphone? How many of you have downloaded an app? How many of you have uploaded one?” he...


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