This week’s Jefferson Award winner is an East Bay teacher who immigrated to the United States 20 years ago. But she has never forgotten the experience of being new to a country and culture.
Two years ago, the AbleCloset was founded by San Carlos native Kelly Steitz. In donated warehouse space, Steitz lends more than 200 pieces of specialized pediatric equipment.
A college project has become a model for family shelters. This Jefferson Award winner has brought students and struggling families together, benefiting them both.
Many boys dream of playing baseball, but some can’t because the equipment is too expensive. But many East Bay kids are grateful to the man known as the Robin Hood of baseball for the gear to get them in the game.
When Oakland Native Nyeisha DeWitt wanted to do something to help young people achieve in her community, she didn’t have to look far.
For decades, artists and teachers have been discovering some unusual items at a place they call a San Francisco hidden treasure. The woman behind the popular resource is this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
What do you with your life if you’ve developed panic disorder that keeps you confined at home? An Oakland woman says she’s turned poison into medicine.
After a 30-year career in the financial world, a North Bay woman is turning her acute attention to detail to a very different project, helping the most vulnerable.
When Dr. Tomas Magaña envisions the future of medicine, the faces he hopes to see are those of his Oakland students.
It’s hard raising money for charity in a tough economy, but an East Bay man helps devise creative events to do just that.