By now you’ve probably heard the good news that Van Jones will join the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as its Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Needless to say, we here at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights are ecstatic. It was just 13 years ago that Van co-founded our organization — working out of a closet. (Yes, a closet!) Today, we’re a thriving social justice action center, and Van is headed to Washington to work for President Obama.

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