Van Jones, American lawyer, former federal official.
Jones, Van was born on September 20, 1968 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States.
Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, Martin, 1990. Juris Doctor, Yale University, New Haven, 1993.
Intern Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco. Founder Bay Area PoliceWatch, 1993. Co-founder Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, 1996, Color Of Change, 2005.
Founding president Green For All, since 2008. Special advisor for green jobs, enterprise & innovation The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Washington, 2009. Senior fellow Center for American Progress, since 2010.
Named an Environmental Hero, TIME magazine, 200Named an Environmental Hero, TIME magazine, 2008. Named one of The 12 Most Creative Minds, Fast Company, 2008, The 25 Most Influential/Inspiring African Americans, Essence Magazine, 2008, The Daring Dozen, George Lucas Foundation, 2008, The World's Most Influential People, TIME magazine, 2009, The 100 Agents of Change, Rolling Stone magazine, 2009. Recipient Reebok International Human Rights award, 1998, Green award, Elle magazine, 2008, Hunt Prime Mover award, 2008, Paul Wellstone award, Campaign American's Future, 2008, Community Environmental Leadership Award, Global Green United States of America, 2008, Community Leadership award, San Francisco Foundation, 2008, Puffin/Nation prize for creative citizenship, 2008, Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights award, 2009, Eco-Entrepreneur award, Howard University Institute Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Innovation, 2009, President's award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2010.
Next Generation Leadership Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation, 1997-1998, International Ashoka Fellowship, 2000.