Van Jones is President Obama's chief adviser for "green jobs" on the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
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.
Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School.
Van Jones talks with students at the School Without Walls in Washington, DC.
This program was recorded at the School Without Walls in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 14, 2009.