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Jefferson Awards

Terry Anders (left) with a participant in the CityBuild Academy pre-apprenticeship program. (CBS)

Judge’s Trust Inspires Bank Robber To Turn His Life Around

A quarter century ago, a San Francisco man was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. Today, he’s spending his life trying to keep ex-offenders from winding up back behind bars.

07/23/2014

Arif Khatib presents awards to hard-working students in Oakland. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Honors Athletes And Mentors Youth

Whether it’s athletes or community all-stars, he honors the underdog. This week’s Jefferson Award winner believes there are some people, famous or not, who are not getting the recognition or encouragement they deserve. So he does it himself.

07/16/2014

(CBS) Olenka Villarreal (left) with her daughters in Palo Alto.

Jefferson Award Winner Creates A Playground To Include Kids Of All Abilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, most children’s playgrounds today are wheelchair accessible. But for many kids with special needs, that doesn’t make it a level playing field. This week’s Jefferson Award goes to a Peninsula mother who has spent the last 6 years working to create a magical space for everyone in her community to enjoy.

07/09/2014

Laura Talmus (left), Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Marin County Middle School Students Build Community

One of the worst things you can feel as a middle school student is isolated. This week’s Jefferson Award winner works with teenagers to make sure no one has to feel that way.

07/02/2014

Jefferson Award winners Michelle Lacourciere of "Sirona Cares" (left), and Jessica Cherny of Burlingame High School's Students in Action Club. (CBS)

Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners Receive National Honors

Several Bay Area Jefferson Award winners have become winners on the national stage.

06/18/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Glen Weaver. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County Families

It’s a gift you can carry away, it’s free, and it comes to you. It’s the inspiration of this week’s Jefferson Award winner, Glen Weaver.

06/18/2014

Dr. Collin Quock - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Spreads Message Of Heart Health To San Francisco’s Chinatown

With heart disease as America’s number one killer, this week’s Jefferson Award winner tries to make sure everyone gets the word on heart health.

06/04/2014

Jefferson Award Winner - Thomas Broome. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Oakland Youth Opportunities To Achieve In Sports, Academics

Thomas Broome has had a successful career as an attorney in Oakland, and credits much of his academic development to the role high school sports played in his life.

05/30/2014

Jefferson Award Winner: Cate Dorr (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service Dogs

This week’s Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn’t begin to describe their special relationship.

05/21/2014

Jefferson Award Winner - Dr. Seth Ammerman. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Serves Health Needs Of Bay Area Teens With Mobile Clinic

Dr. Seth Ammerman helped start an immunization clinic for underserved young people in East Palo Alto. After realizing they needed much more than their shots, he launched a clinic on wheels.

05/12/2014

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