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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Dr. Rochelle Dicker (left,) Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner, SF Surgeon Helps Young Offenders Move Away From Violence

San Francisco General Hospital said a third of the shooting, stabbing and beating victims it treats return to the emergency room, injured from yet another crime. But one doctor has come up with a way to stop the revolving door of violence.

04/14/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Barbara Newcome (right) founded Friends of the Cleveland Cascade. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Restore, Preserve Oakland Landmark

An East Bay grandmother hasn’t slowed down in her retirement. In fact, she rolled up her sleeves to save a little known slice of Oakland history.

04/02/2014

Jefferson Award winner Ana Uribe-Ruiz. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Inspires Bay Area Girls To Fly

A Peninsula woman is taking girls to new heights, hoping they will choose a career in aviation.

03/26/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Carla Koren works with students on their reading skills. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Makes Reading Routine For Young East Bay Students

According to the National Assessment on Educational Progress, only 34 percent of American 4th graders can read at their grade level. Students who can’t read proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

03/19/2014

Ron Matthews at an Alameda Little League game. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Creates Field Of Dreams For Alameda Kids

As Alameda Little League President for 14 years, he has created unforgettable opportunities for 4 to 12-year-olds.

03/13/2014