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Sonya Brunswick (right), Jefferson Award winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps San Francisco’s Youth Succeed In College

This week’s Jefferson Award winner has been an Air Force Sergeant, a youth pastor, and a systems and network engineer. That career path has helped Sonya Brunswick change young people’s lives today.

04/18/2014

Dr. Rochelle Dicker (left,) Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner, SF Surgeon Helps Young Offenders Move Away From Violence

San Francisco General Hospital said a third of the shooting, stabbing and beating victims it treats return to the emergency room, injured from yet another crime. But one doctor has come up with a way to stop the revolving door of violence.

04/14/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Barbara Newcome (right) founded Friends of the Cleveland Cascade. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Restore, Preserve Oakland Landmark

An East Bay grandmother hasn’t slowed down in her retirement. In fact, she rolled up her sleeves to save a little known slice of Oakland history.

04/02/2014

Jefferson Award winner Ana Uribe-Ruiz. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Inspires Bay Area Girls To Fly

A Peninsula woman is taking girls to new heights, hoping they will choose a career in aviation.

03/26/2014

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

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

Phyllis Cecchettini (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Brightening The Lives Of Disabled Seniors

What’s the secret to long life? A South San Francisco woman who’s nearly a century old says volunteering keeps her young. It’s a philosophy that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.

09/18/2013

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 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

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

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