Latest Jefferson Awards News

Skyline Garden Project Restores Native Plants To East Bay TrailIf you hike the Skyline Trail in the Berkeley Hills near Tilden Park, the view will astound you. But thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner Glen Schneider, it's what is not there that has added to the beauty of this prized East Bay open space: invasive plants.
White Elephant Sale Helps Fund Oakland MuseumWith a little humor and a whole lot of dedication, Judy Wilkinson is once again heading up Oakland's famed White Elephant Sale, a vast and varied shoppers' paradise that for nearly 60 years, has supported the Oakland Museum of California.
South Bay Teenager Donates Care Packages To Homeless YouthDeep inside a supply closet at Oakland's REACH Academy sit boxes of toiletry items, all donated by Ethan Auyeung. The Los Gatos High School freshman has been donating toothpaste, lotions, socks, wash clothes, colored pencils, and even snacks to REACH"s students for over a year.
Bay Area Man's Opportunity Fund Giving Small Businesses A Leg Up A Bay Area man has seen firsthand in his own family the need small business owners could have for micro-loans.
Nonprofit Teaches Kids To Code For FreeTeenager Rushil Kapadia was shocked to find that even in Silicon Valley, many students do not get any exposure to gaming, coding or programming until high school or even college. So he did something about it.
Boys And Girls Club Empowers Children Of AlamedaThis week's Jefferson Award winner was given a choice as a child: join little league or the Boys Club. He didn't realize then, the choice he made would not only change his life, but the lives of countless other children in the future.
Baseball Academy Inspires Young PlayersWhen a high school baseball player realized how few little league players were going on to play in high school, he took action. This week's Jefferson Award winner created a non-profit baseball academy to help inspire young players and nurture their love of the game.
2018 Jefferson Awards Medal Ceremony The 2017 Bay Area Jefferson Award winners collected their medals at a ceremony at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre on Wednesday evening. KPIX 5's Sharon Chin and Allen Martin hosted. 
Vine Village Cares For The Developmentally DisabledFinding care for a child with disabilities is, at the very least, challenging. So 45 years ago, when two Bay Area families decided to start a facility to care for their developmentally disabled family members and others, no one had any idea if it would work. This week's Jefferson Award winner is living proof that it did work, and has been a huge success.
Pacifica Resource Center Serves City's Homeless And Low-Income ResidentsHomeless and low-income residents have come to rely on the Pacifica Resource Center, and its Executive Director has spearheaded its growth over many years.

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