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Dream Corps: First Step Act Stories

These four stories highlight individuals that have worked hard while inside the prison walls and, with a little support, have quickly gotten back on their feet and are making positive contributions to society now that they are home.


#GreenForAll: #GreenNewDeal

Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution that would move the federal government toward a massive mobilization of resources to achieve 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, a guaranteed living-wage job for anybody who needs one, and a just transition for both workers and frontline communities. 


#YesWeCode: Spotlight

Kelvin Lightner is a #YesWeCode Coding Corps 2017 alum. After attending the University of California, Berkeley and earning undergraduate degrees in legal studies and economics, Kelvin became a consultant at Deloitte.


Opening Doors of Opportunity

Shaped by growing up in Oakland, California during the 1980s — the city’s crack years, she says — Vien Truong has dedicated her career to fundamentally ending poverty.


Adversaries to Allies: The First Step Act

We will work with anybody and against anybody to get people out of prison and improve the justice system. Watch this video about the unlikely alliance of Van Jones and Mark Holden, Koch Industries, on criminal justice reform and their efforts to pass the FIRST STEP Act.


#cut50: First Step Act

#cut50 co-founders Van Jones and Jessica Jackson attended a ceremony at the White House during which President Trump signed the First Step Act into law.