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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

Janet Rao - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Bay Area Parents With Teens In Crisis

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.

01/24/2014

Neil Gupta (left) with fellow TeenMesh volunteer Armaan Sengupta. (CBS)

Teenager Earns Jefferson Award With Worldwide Homework Help Program

High school students around the world are getting homework help from honor students here in the Bay Area thanks to a program created by an East Bay teenager. He’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

01/15/2014

Sally Trautwein. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Committed To Helping East Bay Homeless Veterans

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.

01/08/2014

Alan & Emily Sarver (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Keep Belmont Neighborhood’s Music Alive

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.

01/01/2014

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