Dream Corps

For The Network Building Program

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/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.
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