Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards
Raising a teenager can be difficult, especially if that teen is in crisis. One Peninsula mother’s life experience is now helping other parents in the Bay Area, through the program she founded called Willows in the Wind.
The most recent homeless count in Alameda County shows 12 percent of the homeless are veterans. It’s a troubling statistic, and one that this week’s Jefferson Award winner is committed to changing.
They’re not musicians or music teachers, but for the last decade, a Belmont husband and wife have been instrumental in keeping music alive in their neighborhood schools.
From little league…to special needs…from housing the homeless…to health care—the Bay Area Jefferson Award winners never waver in their commitment to community. And they give us endless ideas for ways we can all get involved.
When Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” he couldn’t have known that, 400 years later, the idea would be the foundation for a life-changing program for youth. It’s called The All Stars Project, and this week’s Jefferson Award goes to the woman who is helping young people perform both on and off the stage.
A Bay Area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and the classroom. His volunteer work has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.
A Peninsula mother’s family trip to South America brought her face-to-face with families struggling in poverty. What she decided to do about it has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area.
While taking after school horse riding lessons, a Peninsula teenager made a discovery that would change her life. This week’s Jefferson Award winner knew she had a passion for horses. Then, she discovered a special place in her heart for their young riders.
You may not know her name or see her work, but for decades, an Alameda County nurse has been making a difference by recognizing a need and doing what she could to fill it. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent her career and her retirement bringing health care and more to those most in need.