Jefferson Awards

Mobile App Connects Victims Of Violence With Safe Spaces
Oakland Non-Profit Teaches Leadership Skills For Students Building Bright FuturesInspired by her own family history, an East Bay woman has spent the last 40 years "paying it forward" in her native Oakland.
Peninsula Mother Fights Violence With Foundation Honoring Her SonThe worst night of Stacey Redman's life brought out the best in her. She turned a senseless act of violence into a network of caring.
Express Service Delivers Food And Caring To Those In NeedWhen Contra Costa County families cannot afford enough food, they oiften rely on the White Pony Express. And the woman behind the organization is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Retired Doctor Still Working Hard To Give Babies A Healthy Start
Teenager Shares Big Dreams Packed In Small Boxes
Young Oakland Students Conquer Coding In New Robotics ProgramMark and Joanne Perra were volunteering in after school science programs when they realized kids weren't getting enough in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. So the pair jumped in.
Oakland Man Sustains Those In Need With Meals And EncouragementLeave them better than when they came in. That's what this week's Jefferson Award winner tries to do everyday among Oakland's down and out.
Math Tutoring Program Boosts Kids' Grades And ConfidenceMath can be a tough subject for a lot of young students. But now many are getting a helping hand from this week's Jefferson Award winner, who provides tutors.. and a hot meal!
Nonprofit Leader Sends Students On Life-Changing JourneysHow do you inspire teens to change the world? This week's Jefferson Award winner takes them on the journey of a lifetime.
Oakland Woman Helps Refugees Navigate Life In AmericaRefugees from Burma can find it difficult to navigate life in the Bay Area. Without English skills, they often can't drive, pay bills, find a doctor, or even call 911. Some say they would be lost without the compassion of this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Bay Area Volunteers Support Better Education In The PhilippinesMillions of books and tons of school supplies have made their way from the Bay Area to the Philippines thanks to a Walnut Creek couple who wanted to make a difference for children they came across decades ago.
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