Van Jones to Speak at Newbury College

Newbury College is honored to welcome Van Jones to campus on Saturday, May 5th for an intimate dinner reception and talk.

Van Jones to Speak at Newbury College

Apr. 3, 2018 – Newbury College is honored to welcome Van Jones to campus on Saturday, May 5th for an intimate dinner reception and talk. Proceeds from the event will help students in need gain access to a Newbury education. Sponsors of $5,000 or more will have the opportunity to attend a private reception and book signing prior to the dinner and talk.

Van Jones is the co-founder of several non-profit organizations, including Dream Corps, which is a social justice accelerator. He is the author of several New York Times bestselling books—The Green Collar Economy, Rebuild the Dream and Beyond the Messy Truth. He is a regular CNN Contributor and host of The Van Jones Show.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale University Law School, Mr. Jones was recognized as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2004. In 2009, Time magazine named him on the “100 most influential people in the world.” In 2010, he was honored by the NAACP with the President’s Award. He served as a Special Advisor for Green Jobs in the Obama Administration. He was co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and was featured in 13th, a 2016 documentary about the US justice system, directed by Ana DuVernay, the first female African American film director nominated for an Oscar.

Mr. Jones has served on the boards of the Natural Resources Council, 1Sky and the Rainforest Action Network, among many others. He served as a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress. He was the keynote speaker at the youth conference “Power Shift” in 2009 and 2011.

Newbury College is honored and delighted to welcome Mr. Jones to Boston in support of our students. We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening of great conversation with one of our country’s thought leaders.

Seating is very limited, and please note only sponsors at $5,000 or more will be invited to a pre-dinner reception with Mr. Jones, where he will personally sign copies of his latest book, Beyond the Messy Truth. Copies of the book are included in the sponsorship fee. At the dinner reception and talk, priority seating will be given to sponsor donors of $5,000 or more.

To sponsor the event, purchase individual tickets, or make a contribution to Newbury click here, or contact Vice President for Advancement, Clare McCully, at 617-730-7089 or

More information can be found here.




About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens. 

Contact: Sarah Johansson, Communications Coordinator

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