Van Jones Recognized with Courage and Civility Award from Jeff Bezos & Presented With $100 Million to Gift to Non-Profit Organizations
OAKLAND, CA — We are proud to hear that our founder, Van Jones, has been awarded Jeff Bezos’ inaugural Courage and Civility Award. Van started Dream Corps with both a powerful mission and a set of values that places love and empathy at the forefront of all that we do. Van set us to work transforming systems like mass incarceration and creating access to the green and digital economies. He encouraged us to be courageous in choosing common ground to deliver real solutions for people who are locked up, left behind, and left out — even when it feels hard to be civil in such a divided time. His award will fuel the kind of powerhouse, dream-big solutions that Van is known for, and we could not be more excited to see what he does next.
Courage and civility perfectly describe my dear friend, Van Jones. It could not be more fitting that he is to be a recipient of this award. I’ve been lucky to work alongside him for nearly a decade pursuing justice, building bridges and dreaming of a future with freedom and dignity for all. As the CEO of Dream Corps, a national social justice nonprofit founded by Van, I am honored to carry forward our work every day. Van’s bold and beautiful vision deserves to be supersized and I am certain what comes next will be extraordinary.Nisha Anand, CEO of Dream Corps
About Dream Corps: Dream Corps is a bipartisan nonprofit, impacting the intersection of criminal justice reform, climate, and technology.