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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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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

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