Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards
When budget cuts began to slash music programs in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, one woman jumped in to keep it from being silenced altogether. Now this Jefferson Award winner is helping keeping music alive for students.
Thanks to modern culture, a lot of kids measure success by money, power, and status – at any cost. But this week’s Jefferson Award winners are coaching a different message at schools around California and their students are thriving.
A North Bay couple whose son died twenty years ago has transformed their grief into something good. Dave and Rosie Basso decided that the best way to pay tribute to their son was to live life as he did.
A quarter century ago, a San Francisco man was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. Today, he’s spending his life trying to keep ex-offenders from winding up back behind bars.
Whether it’s athletes or community all-stars, he honors the underdog. This week’s Jefferson Award winner believes there are some people, famous or not, who are not getting the recognition or encouragement they deserve. So he does it himself.
- Jefferson Award Winner Creates A Playground To Include Kids Of All Abilities 07/09/2014
- Jefferson Award Winner Helps Marin County Middle School Students Build Community 07/02/2014
- Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners Receive National Honors 06/18/2014
- Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County Families 06/18/2014