Van Jones on Careers in Government

As part of a project sponsored by C-SPAN to encourage dialog between students and national figures, Van Jones talked to students at the… read more

As part of a project sponsored by C-SPAN to encourage dialog between students and national figures, Van Jones talked to students at the School Without Walls in Washington, D.C., about careers in government.

Van Jones is President Obama’s chief adviser for “green jobs” on the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He talked about his political career and the opportunities within federal government.

Mr. Jones previously worked as a community organizer. He founded Green for All, an organization devoted to promoting green jobs in urban environments, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which worked to reduce the youth prison population in California. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Natalie Cary Student School Without Walls Senior High School (Washington, DC)
  • John Davis Superintendent Washington, D.C. Public Schools
  • Van Jones Special Adviser White House Council on Environmental Quality->Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
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Van Jones on Careers in Government

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Program ID:
286429-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 6, 2009

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  • May 28, 2009 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 2009 | 5:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2009 | 4:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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