Latest Jefferson Awards News

Writing Center Guides Oakland Kids In Telling Their StoriesThis week's Jefferson Award winner has a passion for both writing and mentoring Oakland kids who want to put pen to paper.
Teenager's Project Refurbishes Laptops For Students In NeedSurveys conducted within the last year show more than one in ten California households don't have access to the internet because many can't afford a computer. This week's young Jefferson Award winners is changing that.
Non-Profit Offers Low-Interest Microloans To Low-Income Minority WomenStarting a small business is hard enough. If you're low income, a woman, and a minority, it might seem impossible. But this week's Jefferson Award winner is helping such women achieve their goals everyday.
SF Non-Profit Giving Entrepreneurs A Kick-Start In Restaurant BusinessA San Francisco-based non-profit is providing affordable commercial kitchen space to entrepreneurs, especially low-income women of color and other immigrants.
Self Help For The Elderly Empowers And Serves Bay Area SeniorsWhether it is helping seniors with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or leading a dance class, Anni Chung has done it all, and now she is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Teen Forms Non-Profit To Reach Out To Lonely Seniors On The PhoneFor many lonely senior citizens, a phone call from a friend can make the difference in their day. This simple gesture is something Bay Area teenager Anika Kumar knows all about.
East Bay Mother Aims To Prevent Another Tragedy With Anti-Hazing MessageNational statistics show almost half of young people have experienced some sort of hazing by the time they reach college. But an East Bay mother who lost her son to a hazing ritual is spreading the word to protect other families from a similar tragedy. She's this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Big Minds 'Unschool' Helps Twice Exceptional Children ThriveEducators say an estimated one in ten public school students fall through the cracks because of a crisis we don't often hear about. This week' s Jefferson Award winner found a way for them to thrive.
Q Foundation Secures Housing And Healthcare For ClientsWhen their friends were dying of AIDS or being evicted from their homes, two friends decided to take on San Francisco's housing crisis. Fourteen years later, not only are they helping AIDS survivors, their non-profit has expanded to help the entire LGBT community. And the pair are this week's Jefferson Award winners.
Oakland Nonprofit Trains Students For Pro Sports Management CareersNot everyone can be a star athlete like Kevin Durant or Steph Curry. But that doesn't mean a career in professional sports is out of reach, according to this week's Jefferson Award winners.

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