Latest Jefferson Awards News

SF Achievers Program Prepares Students For College & CareersHe's known simply as "Mr. Collins." But this week's Jefferson Award winner is like a father to many young African American men he mentors in San Francisco.
Unique Literacy Program Links Reading, Writing, And TypingHundreds of thousands of children all over the world have learned to read and write thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner's unique approach.
Fremont Retiree Feeds The HomelessOnce a week, the homeless in Fremont line up for a free, hot meal courtesy of this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Appearances Can Lead To Achieving With 'All Tied Up'Many young men might shy away from wearing a tie, especially to school. But this week's Jefferson Award winner is sending a message that not only is wearing a tie cool, it can be the key to success.
Young Volunteer Sells Handmade Headbands To Fight CancerShe's only eight years old, but this week's Jefferson Award winner is a head above her peers when it comes to giving.
Oakland AIDS Ministry Provides For Patients In NeedWhile African-Americans make up 12% of Alameda County's population, they represent about half its HIV cases. But this week's Jefferson Award winner has made it her mission to bring that number down.
Foundation Provides Music Therapy For Hospitalized ChildrenIt's hard to imagine anything more difficult than seeing your child in the hospital. One man who had to endure that ordeal is working to make it a little easier for parents and children. This week's Jefferson Award winner is doing it with the gift of music.
Podcast Shares Details Of Life Behind Bars At San QuentinThis summer, we'll hear some rare details about life inside San Quentin State Prison, from the inmates themselves. This week's Jefferson Award winner is helping inmates produce the first podcast from inside a prison.
Diverse Staff Shares The Profits At Oakland Coffee CompanyAt the Coffee Box in Uptown Oakland, change is brewing.. from the "grounds" up.
Chess Club Teaches Life Lessons Across The BoardIf life is like chess, Chris Major wants kids to learn the lessons early.

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