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.
Musician Teaches Young Students To Play For Their CommunityDozens of young musicians are hitting high notes in community service, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
SF Non-Profit WildAid Saves Animals By Reducing Demand For Poached ProductsAt Wild Aid, it's about the slogan: "When the buying stops, the killing can too." Peter Knights co-founded the San Francisco non-profit in 2000 with the goal of saving endangered animals, starting with sharks, elephants, and rhinos.
SF Achievers Program Prepares Students For College & CareersHe's known simply as "Mr. Collins." But this week's Jefferson Award winner is like a father to many young African American men he mentors in San Francisco.
Unique Literacy Program Links Reading, Writing, And TypingHundreds of thousands of children all over the world have learned to read and write thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner's unique approach.
Fremont Retiree Feeds The HomelessOnce a week, the homeless in Fremont line up for a free, hot meal courtesy of this week's Jefferson Award winner.