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Jefferson Awards

Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards

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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A Look At The 2013 Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners

From little league…to special needs…from housing the homeless…to health care—the Bay Area Jefferson Award winners never waver in their commitment to community. And they give us endless ideas for ways we can all get involved.

12/25/2013

Jefferson Award winner Dr. Elouise Joseph. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Uses Stage To Help Youth Become Stars In Real Life

When Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” he couldn’t have known that, 400 years later, the idea would be the foundation for a life-changing program for youth. It’s called The All Stars Project, and this week’s Jefferson Award goes to the woman who is helping young people perform both on and off the stage.

12/18/2013

Jefferson Award winner Mort Cohen (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Attorney Champions Underdogs, Changes Policy

A Bay Area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and the classroom. His volunteer work has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.

12/11/2013

Jefferson Award winner Stacey Horowitz (right) seen on her travels (Horowitz Family Photo)

Jefferson Award Winner Creates Marketplace For Developing World Artisans

A Peninsula mother’s family trip to South America brought her face-to-face with families struggling in poverty. What she decided to do about it has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area.

12/04/2013

Jefferson Award winner Rachel Bisaillon (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Teen Uses Passion For Horses To Help Others

While taking after school horse riding lessons, a Peninsula teenager made a discovery that would change her life. This week’s Jefferson Award winner knew she had a passion for horses. Then, she discovered a special place in her heart for their young riders.

11/27/2013

Janet Waring (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Fills Gaps In Medical Care For Alameda County’s Needy

You may not know her name or see her work, but for decades, an Alameda County nurse has been making a difference by recognizing a need and doing what she could to fill it. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent her career and her retirement bringing health care and more to those most in need.

11/20/2013

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