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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

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

Jefferson award winner Amy Lynch (CBS SF)

Jefferson Award Winner Help Victims Of Sex Trafficking Heal

For 30 years an East Bay Woman has been helping people take care of their bodies—teaching movement and Pilates classes. But when Amy Lynch learned that the Bay Area was a hub for sex trafficking, she dedicated her skills to helping those young women who have been victimized.

03/05/2014

Marie Wolbach (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Woman Runs Camp That Primes Girls For Science Careers

Girls explore the outdoors, program robots they built, and analyze fat in French fries. It’s a tiny taste of Tech Trek – a week-long summer camp for under-served eighth grade girls, founded by Marie Wolbach of Palo Alto.

02/26/2014

Jefferson Award winner Joan Murray leads her students. (Joan Murray)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps San Francisco Kids Tuned In To Music

This year the Golden Gate Philharmonic Orchestra in San Francisco is 20 years old. It’s an after school youth orchestra program that, thanks to Joan Murray, has touched the lives of hundreds of young musicians in the Bay Area.

02/19/2014

Dr/. Lattanza works with her students. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Girls Hands-On Experience In Male-Dominated Fields

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A program teaching a room full of teenaged girls to work with power tools and thousand dollar screws as a way to connect to careers in science is the brainchild […]

02/13/2014

Jefferson Award winner Robert Hoover (CBS)

East Palo Alto Jefferson Award Winner Uses Golf To Keep Kids Out Of The Rough

This week’s Jefferson Award winner dropped out of high school until two teachers took the time to show him the value of education for his future.

02/05/2014

Pastor Chuck Mayfield delivers food. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Feeds East Bay’s Hungry With Open Heart

Some call him a one man food army. He’s an Oakland pastor who drives more than a thousand miles a week delivering food to needy families in low income neighborhoods in Alameda County. Sharon Chin introduces us to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

01/29/2014

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