An East Bay cancer survivor has turned his own diagnosis into an effort to heal others. A golf tournament he created has raised more than $1 million in the fight against the disease.
A simple thrift store in Danville has become a community mainstay. The mission behind the market has earned the store’s founder a Jefferson Award.
History of the Awards In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, to establish a Nobel Prize for public […]
They meet weekly at the Palo Alto High School track to run a boot camp. And like most group leaders, Anabel Stenzel and her sister Isabel Stenzel Byrnes set goals.
Hundreds of Bay Area girls are using their summer vacation to pick up some technical training. It’s a project created by this week’s Jefferson Award winner – a bioengineer who’d like to see more women of color join her in the field.
Several Bay Area community projects will get some help in their efforts to serve their elderly neighbors thanks to $10,000 in grants awarded by Coming of Age Bay Area.
An East Bay woman met the sad eyes of a homeless man just before he passed out on the street drinking. After that defining moment, she formed her own nonprofit to help Richmond’s homeless get back on their feet.
Technology is the key to the future. And on that premise, this week’s Jefferson Award winner is helping low income students build successful careers.
A youth support agency that started in the 1960s is still going strong with this week’s Jefferson Award winner at the helm.
There are plenty of programs to help get students into college, but far less support to keep them there. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working hard to help students earn their degrees.