John Anner, PhD, joins The Dream Corps as the First Chief Executive Officer

John Anner, PhD, joins The Dream Corps as the First Chief Executive Office 

Oakland, CA-- Feb 23, 2016 -- The Dream Corps announced today that John Anner, PhD, will be joining  the organization as the first Chief Executive Officer.

Dream Corps President Van Jones said, “John is a world-class talent in building high-performance organizations. We are excited to have him on board at a time when Dream Corps is growing rapidly.”


Dr. Anner will be leading most of the operational, fundraising and program areas, with Van focusing on strategy, vision and external relations.


“Van and I will make a good team,” said Dr. Anner. “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work side-by-side with Van, who I have known and worked with for many years.”


Before joining The Dream Corps, Dr. Anner was the CEO of Thrive Networks. Prior to that he held the same role at the Independent Press Association, which he founded. Dr. Anner holds a PhD in Public Policy and Administration. He did his doctoral work on impact measurement in social enterprises.


Contact Dr. Anner

Skype johnanner 

You can find his research at


About The Dream Corps


The Dream Corps is a social justice accelerator backing initiatives that close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. Founded in 2015, the Dream Corps helps cutting-edge initiatives grow big enough to impact millions of lives working. The Dream Corps initiatives Green For All, #cut50 and #YesWeCode work at the intersection of economic, environmental, and criminal justice.


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