Community service

Bettina Mok (center) helps SCA students practice setting up tents at Lake Temescal in Oakland. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Inspires Students To Connect With The Environment

As a young woman growing up in Oakland, this week’s Jefferson Award winner found purpose in her family hiking and camping trips. Today, she is working to build the next generation of conservation leaders through a unique program that introduces young adults to the world outdoors.

10/22/2014

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Richmond Anti-Crime Program Takes Enemies On Free Trips

A Richmond program is sending former criminals on all-expense paid trips — but there’s a catch. You have to go arm-and-arm with your enemy.

09/26/2014

Laura Talmus (left), Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Marin County Middle School Students Build Community

One of the worst things you can feel as a middle school student is isolated. This week’s Jefferson Award winner works with teenagers to make sure no one has to feel that way.

07/02/2014

Jefferson Award winners Michelle Lacourciere of "Sirona Cares" (left), and Jessica Cherny of Burlingame High School's Students in Action Club. (CBS)

Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners Receive National Honors

Several Bay Area Jefferson Award winners have become winners on the national stage.

06/18/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Glen Weaver. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County Families

It’s a gift you can carry away, it’s free, and it comes to you. It’s the inspiration of this week’s Jefferson Award winner, Glen Weaver.

06/18/2014

Dr. Collin Quock - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Spreads Message Of Heart Health To San Francisco’s Chinatown

With heart disease as America’s number one killer, this week’s Jefferson Award winner tries to make sure everyone gets the word on heart health.

06/04/2014

Jefferson Award Winner - Thomas Broome. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Oakland Youth Opportunities To Achieve In Sports, Academics

Thomas Broome has had a successful career as an attorney in Oakland, and credits much of his academic development to the role high school sports played in his life.

05/30/2014

Jefferson Award Winner: Cate Dorr (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service Dogs

This week’s Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn’t begin to describe their special relationship.

05/21/2014

Jefferson Award Winner - Russell Breslauer (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps San Francisco Seniors Get Into The Groove

For decades Russell Breslauer taught students accounting at Chabot College. You might say he knows his way around numbers. Now, this week’s Jefferson Award winner counting to a different beat.

04/30/2014

Brittany Bates - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Teen Jefferson Award Winner Generous To Many Causes

An East Bay teenager likes serving others so much that she can’t just pick one charity. This week’s Jefferson Award winner volunteers for many.

04/23/2014

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