Join us on this special episode EYL where we sit down with the renowned Van Jones. A beacon in social entrepreneurship, CNN commentator, co-founder of Reform, and an advocate for justice and empowerment, Van Jones dives deep into his journey of creating substantial change in society.
In 2021, Jeff Bezos awarded Van with the Courage and Civility Award, accompanied by a whopping $100 million grant. In his first on-camera interview about this grant, Van shares his visionary plans to invest in projects aimed at disrupting poverty, transforming the prison industry, and uplifting marginalized communities. From innovations like "Beat The Block" to strategic alliances with public figures such as JAY-Z, Meek Mill, and Prince, his endeavors shine a light on pathways out of systemic disenfranchisement and toward collective prosperity.
Apart from these ventures, Van's legacy includes pioneering projects like the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, Green For All, #YesWeCode, and more. His accolades range from the Lumiere Award to an Emmy, reflecting his dedication and drive.