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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

Kathleen Montgomery, Teacher Resource Center, Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award Winner Providing Much-Needed Supplies For Public Schools

Napa County public school teachers spend an average $500 to $1,000 a year out of their own pockets for classroom supplies. That’s according to this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a woman who supplies them with some relief.

08/28/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Daniel Senta. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps East Bay Foster Youth Achieve More

Sobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.

08/21/2013

Jefferson Award winners Vanessa Scott and Misty Felton. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Work To Free Girls From Sex Slavery

The Justice Department says the average age of a girl who’s recruited as a sex slave is just 12-years-old. And the Bay Area is one of the nation’s main hubs for sex trafficking. But this week’s Jefferson Award winners are helping free the victims.

08/14/2013

Jefferson Award Winner - Erna Grasz. (Asante Africa)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Educate Children In Africa

A vacation to Africa changed the life of a Silicon Valley executive. And now this week’s Jefferson Award winner is using her business background to help children around the world.

08/07/2013

Dafne-Ann and Gail Pope

Jefferson Awards: BrightHaven Healing Arts Center For Animals

If you can no longer care for a sick pet, or you have an animal that needs hospice care, a North Bay couple offers a loving home. This husband and wife are this week’s Jefferson Award winners.

07/31/2013

Jefferson Awards, Dr. Bhupinder Bhandari

Jefferson Awards: Fremont Doctor Offers Free Services To Those In Need

Fremont is one of most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in Bay Area: 43% of the population was born in other countries, like this week’s Jefferson Award winner, who is passionate about bringing health care to everyone in his community.

07/24/2013

Jefferson Award winner Ann Griffiths. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helping Out Peninsula Seniors For 50 Years

For fifty years, she’s been making life richer for senior citizens and older adults on the Peninsula. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a woman who calls herself a jack of all trades.

07/17/2013

Wilma Grant - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps Art Alive For San Pablo Kids

For 23 years, Wilma Grant has been a beloved teacher in San Pablo. But it’s what she continues to do in retirement that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.

07/10/2013

(L) Kathy Witkowicki (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner An Inspiration To North Bay Students

Some students are getting better grades. Others are the first in their family to go to college. One in ten students in Sonoma Valley said their future is brighter, because they have someone encouraging them along the way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

07/03/2013