Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Marilyn and Jerry Burke. (Burke Family Collection)

East Bay Mom, Dad Honor Memory Of 16-Year-Old Daughter By Ensuring Bright Future For Others

Parents turn grief into giving, helping music in the schools, organ donation, and the poor from Oakland to Angola.

04/15/2015

Ali (left) and twin brother Hadi Partovi. (CBS)

Twin Brothers Teaching Millions Of Kids That Coding Can Be Fun

One in ten elementary and middle school students are learning how to code, and thousands of instructors are learning how to teach programming, because of twin brothers with a single vision.

04/08/2015

Charles Williams with the robotics team at Cupertino High School. (CBS)

Robotics Team Mentor Helps South Bay Students Engineer Success

Some South Bay high school students are getting lessons in engineering that will carry them a long way outside the classroom, and it’s thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

04/01/2015

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Volunteer Brings Scientists, Engineers Into Elementary Schools To Play Science With Kids

A school volunteer and Ph.D. saw that elementary schools were missing something in their science classes. So she jumped in, and brought a few scientific friends with her.

03/25/2015

Narada Michael Walden at the piano at Tarpan Studios in San Rafael. (CBS)

Marin Musician Shares His Time And Talent With Kids

A North Bay musician fills his calendar with work for his own band and producing music for top recording artists. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner still makes time to share his art with local kids.

03/18/2015