Dream Corps

For The Cities Initiative Project

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    13 Months
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About the Grantee
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1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612-2149
Grants to this Grantee
for the Network Building Program  
Dream Corps is a nonprofit social justice accelerator founded in 2015 by CNN’s Van Jones. The platform is based on a simple but powerful idea: that society can reshape "what’s possible" in the fields of social justice by focusing on solutions, not silos. Since its founding, Dream Corps has impacted millions of lives by working with various stakeholders to (a) transform the criminal justice system; (b) increase opportunity in the tech sector; (c) build an inclusive green economy; and (d) shrink the culture of intolerance, fear, and division. This grant will support the Network Building Program, which will leverage Dream Corps’ political and corporate connections to bring key influencers and policymakers to the table with leaders from the environmental, criminal, and tech justice communities. Through the breadth of the organization’s relationships, it is well positioned as a connector between the grassroots and the grasstops. Through acting as a convener and developing its Network Building Program, Dream Cops will help ensure that this country’s reform efforts have a bottom-up, top-down, and bipartisan approach.
for general operating support  
Dream Corps is a social justice accelerator focused on supporting cutting-edge initiatives. Founded by Van Jones — a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor, and host of The Van Jones Show on CNN — the organization supports economic, environmental, and criminal justice innovators in a shared platform for change. Dream Corps plans to propel its work forward and dramatically increase its impact through its four initiatives: Green For All, #cut50, #YesWeCode, and #LoveArmy. It will also allow the organization to further activate and engage its sizable and growing community of supporters toward further bridging areas of social, economic, and racial justice.
for the Green For All program  
Green For All, an initiative of Dream Corps, works to ensure that climate and clean-energy policies are well-designed and deliver economic, job creation, and public health benefits equitably. This grant will provide broad program support for Green For All’s work on communications, culture shifting, advocacy, and collaboration geared toward ensuring that the transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy benefits low-income communities and communities of color.

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