Bay Area Man's Opportunity Fund Giving Small Businesses A Leg Up A Bay Area man has seen firsthand in his own family the need small business owners could have for micro-loans.
Nonprofit Teaches Kids To Code For FreeTeenager Rushil Kapadia was shocked to find that even in Silicon Valley, many students do not get any exposure to gaming, coding or programming until high school or even college. So he did something about it.
Boys And Girls Club Empowers Children Of AlamedaThis week's Jefferson Award winner was given a choice as a child: join little league or the Boys Club. He didn't realize then, the choice he made would not only change his life, but the lives of countless other children in the future.
Baseball Academy Inspires Young PlayersWhen a high school baseball player realized how few little league players were going on to play in high school, he took action. This week's Jefferson Award winner created a non-profit baseball academy to help inspire young players and nurture their love of the game.
2018 Jefferson Awards Medal Ceremony The 2017 Bay Area Jefferson Award winners collected their medals at a ceremony at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre on Wednesday evening. KPIX 5's Sharon Chin and Allen Martin hosted.
Vine Village Cares For The Developmentally DisabledFinding care for a child with disabilities is, at the very least, challenging. So 45 years ago, when two Bay Area families decided to start a facility to care for their developmentally disabled family members and others, no one had any idea if it would work. This week's Jefferson Award winner is living proof that it did work, and has been a huge success.
Pacifica Resource Center Serves City's Homeless And Low-Income ResidentsHomeless and low-income residents have come to rely on the Pacifica Resource Center, and its Executive Director has spearheaded its growth over many years.
Oakland Non-Profit Mentors Young EntrepreneursYouth Impact Hub Oakland is an incubator where young people aged 18-24 find mentors, small business training, and seed funding to launch businesses that solve a community problem.
Kenyan Native Brings Taste Of Africa To Bay Area ChildrenCatherine Ndungu-Case brings a taste of African culture to Bay Area schools through music, dance, and play.
East Bay Woman's Non-Profit Teaches Love Of Music To Elementary School KidsWhen Bay Area elementary schools started eliminating music programs decades ago, Carol Zilli decided to do something about it.
Pacifica Gardener Donates Produce Bounty To Those In NeedIt is one thing to start a vegetable garden because you love to grow fresh, healthy food. But it is another thing to take all that food you have grown and give it away to those most in need.
Golf Tournament Funds Alameda Boys And Girls ClubFor nearly three decades, Wayne Marzolf has made sure young people get the opportunities offered by the Alameda Boys and Girls Club.