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Van Jones

CNN Contributor; Best-Selling Author; Human Rights, Education and Clean Energy Advocate

 Van Jones Biography

Van Jones is President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps -- a justice incubator that houses the following initiatives: #cut50, #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #LoveArmy. All with the overarching goal to create innovative solutions that "close prison doors and open doors of opportunity." Van has also led a number of other social and environmental justice enterprises, including The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written three New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs; Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives; and most recently, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came apart, How We Come Together. 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. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s "Young Global Leader" designation, Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Company's 12 Most Creative Minds On Earth, a Webby Special Achievement Award and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is a correspondent for CNN and regular guest on political talk shows.

Topics
  • American Dream 2.0 / Creating an economy that works for everyone

    Imagine a new economy, where the founding principle of our country— liberty and justice for all— is deeply rooted in our economic philosophy and design, where businesses can profit alongside flourishing communities. To achieve this prosperity, we need to transform our ideas and understanding around ownership and wealth-
    • transcending consumerism, transforming corporations, and revitalize communities. We need to build institutions that expand and unite these seemingly small and disparate strategies. New economy is not a revolution-
    • it’s an evolution, a long-term plan that re-imagines capitalism with intent, and creates businesses with conscious design that respects communities and environment.

  • Rebuild The Dream: The Next American Economy

    Right now the American Dream is under siege. Tens of millions of willing workers can’t find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, they’re trying to gut workers’ rights. But a new movement is rising all across America to fight back. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker’s power grab. Now it’s spreading as millions of other Americans–inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin–stand up to say “No” to right-wing attacks on the middle class. Van Jones called this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.

  • America is NOT broke: Rebuild The Dream

    We often hear people say that America is broke. When we look around, families are suffering. Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Students are forced to take out more loans to pay for ever-rising tuition. But is America really broke? America is still the richest country in the world. American corporations continue to invent new technologies, and Wall Street banks are raking in record profits. So what can we do to restore prosperity, liberty and justice for all
    • not just for some? The American Dream of opportunity for all is under siege today. But a new movement is rising across the country to fight back. Born in 2011
    • the year of economic protest, from Wisconsin to Wall Street
    • this grassroots stirring is championing the cause of the middle class and all those who aspire to join it.

  • Green Jobs and Sustainability

    Provocative and cutting edge, Van delivers a viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today—the economy and the environment.

  • Election 2016 – Protest & Politics In Age Of Twitter

    Van has unique insight into America’s turbulent political scene. He has worked closely with political players at all levels – and across the spectrum. On the left, he has been allied with everyone from Richard Branson to Black Lives Matter. On the right, he has campaigned to win criminal justice reform alongside Newt Gingrich and Koch Industries. George W. Bush signed his first legislative proposal, the Green Jobs Act. Then President Obama appointed him to be special advisor on green jobs. Most recently, Van was "on the ground" in Ferguson, Charleston and Selma (for the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march there).

News
Review
  • "Van's presentation was awesome. He was very personable and touched on many topics affecting small businesses today. He set the tone for the conference. Participants were fired up and excited for the rest of the conference."
    Global Evaluation & Applied Research Solutions, Inc.
  • 29th Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion
    Heidi here--as Aaron mentioned we did have a very good overall experience with All American. That said, the fact that we had to course correct after the contract was initially executed to extract him from the PRINCE tribute on the 28th did not provide the return on our significant in investment in brining Van in as we had hoped. In addition, I think it is important for you to know that when Van arrived, he seemed very unprepared for what he was walking into. He had questions for me that I felt we covered thoroughly in the pre-planning meeting that he was unable to attend, and in general just appeared to be a bit disoriented. I did not feel my 10 minute walk to and from the convention center was sufficient to getting him up to speed. My feedback would be that when Van is "on" he is nothing short of terrific, he seems to be very comfortable with his popularity and is gracious with the public. I do, however, feel the two things we specifically requested in the initial negotiation of this contract--meaning the initial welcome to the conference on Day 1 and the preplanning meeting prior to his arrival--both of which are key to our collaborative relationship building process--compromised the outcome of what we were aiming for. I value our relationship with you so highly that I wanted to make sure you got transparent feedback. I certainly look forward to working with the team at All American again and will be in touch soon to cull your ideas for speakers to engage in 2018. Thank you!
    Aaron Monson | University of St. Thomas
  • 29th Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion
    It was a fantastic experience overall! Thanks to everyone for the flexibility and willingness to work creatively to make a great time for both Van and The Forum!
    Aaron Monson | University of St. Thomas
Books

Rebuild the Dream

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Van Jones or any artists or celebrities on this website.

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Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

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  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

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 Van Jones Biography

Van Jones is President & Founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps -- a justice incubator that houses the following initiatives: #cut50, #YesWeCode, #GreenForAll, and #LoveArmy. All with the overarching goal to create innovative solutions that "close prison doors and open doors of opportunity." Van has also led a number of other social and environmental justice enterprises, including The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written three New York Times Bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs; Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives; and most recently, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came apart, How We Come Together. 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. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s "Young Global Leader" designation, Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, Fast Company's 12 Most Creative Minds On Earth, a Webby Special Achievement Award and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is a correspondent for CNN and regular guest on political talk shows.

  • American Dream 2.0 / Creating an economy that works for everyone

    Imagine a new economy, where the founding principle of our country— liberty and justice for all— is deeply rooted in our economic philosophy and design, where businesses can profit alongside flourishing communities. To achieve this prosperity, we need to transform our ideas and understanding around ownership and wealth-
    • transcending consumerism, transforming corporations, and revitalize communities. We need to build institutions that expand and unite these seemingly small and disparate strategies. New economy is not a revolution-
    • it’s an evolution, a long-term plan that re-imagines capitalism with intent, and creates businesses with conscious design that respects communities and environment.

  • Rebuild The Dream: The Next American Economy

    Right now the American Dream is under siege. Tens of millions of willing workers can’t find jobs. Millions of homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are underwater. Instead of investing in our shared future, politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich and then slashing vital services families depend on. Rather than expanding protections for the middle class during these difficult economic times, they’re trying to gut workers’ rights. But a new movement is rising all across America to fight back. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker’s power grab. Now it’s spreading as millions of other Americans–inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin–stand up to say “No” to right-wing attacks on the middle class. Van Jones called this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.

  • America is NOT broke: Rebuild The Dream

    We often hear people say that America is broke. When we look around, families are suffering. Americans are losing their jobs and their homes. Students are forced to take out more loans to pay for ever-rising tuition. But is America really broke? America is still the richest country in the world. American corporations continue to invent new technologies, and Wall Street banks are raking in record profits. So what can we do to restore prosperity, liberty and justice for all
    • not just for some? The American Dream of opportunity for all is under siege today. But a new movement is rising across the country to fight back. Born in 2011
    • the year of economic protest, from Wisconsin to Wall Street
    • this grassroots stirring is championing the cause of the middle class and all those who aspire to join it.

  • Green Jobs and Sustainability

    Provocative and cutting edge, Van delivers a viable plan for solving the two biggest issues facing the country today—the economy and the environment.

  • Election 2016 – Protest & Politics In Age Of Twitter

    Van has unique insight into America’s turbulent political scene. He has worked closely with political players at all levels – and across the spectrum. On the left, he has been allied with everyone from Richard Branson to Black Lives Matter. On the right, he has campaigned to win criminal justice reform alongside Newt Gingrich and Koch Industries. George W. Bush signed his first legislative proposal, the Green Jobs Act. Then President Obama appointed him to be special advisor on green jobs. Most recently, Van was "on the ground" in Ferguson, Charleston and Selma (for the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march there).

  • "Van's presentation was awesome. He was very personable and touched on many topics affecting small businesses today. He set the tone for the conference. Participants were fired up and excited for the rest of the conference."
    Global Evaluation & Applied Research Solutions, Inc.
  • 29th Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion
    Heidi here--as Aaron mentioned we did have a very good overall experience with All American. That said, the fact that we had to course correct after the contract was initially executed to extract him from the PRINCE tribute on the 28th did not provide the return on our significant in investment in brining Van in as we had hoped. In addition, I think it is important for you to know that when Van arrived, he seemed very unprepared for what he was walking into. He had questions for me that I felt we covered thoroughly in the pre-planning meeting that he was unable to attend, and in general just appeared to be a bit disoriented. I did not feel my 10 minute walk to and from the convention center was sufficient to getting him up to speed. My feedback would be that when Van is "on" he is nothing short of terrific, he seems to be very comfortable with his popularity and is gracious with the public. I do, however, feel the two things we specifically requested in the initial negotiation of this contract--meaning the initial welcome to the conference on Day 1 and the preplanning meeting prior to his arrival--both of which are key to our collaborative relationship building process--compromised the outcome of what we were aiming for. I value our relationship with you so highly that I wanted to make sure you got transparent feedback. I certainly look forward to working with the team at All American again and will be in touch soon to cull your ideas for speakers to engage in 2018. Thank you!
    Aaron Monson | University of St. Thomas
  • 29th Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion
    It was a fantastic experience overall! Thanks to everyone for the flexibility and willingness to work creatively to make a great time for both Van and The Forum!
    Aaron Monson | University of St. Thomas

Rebuild the Dream

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

People who viewed this profile also viewed:

What people are saying about us

See More Testimonials »

Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Van Jones or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Van Jones. Find information on booking Van Jones for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Van Jones, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Van Jones.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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