A San Francisco man is sharing his love of art with young people, and inspiring a new generation to embrace their creative sides.
While riding home one day, a man picks up an old-fashioned sewing machine he found dumped in a trash heap. What he’s done with it the last 14 years makes him this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
It started with one lesson nearly 25 years ago. Today, many special needs children are discovering the joy of playing in a swimming pool, thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
Most high school students would rather spend their summer vacations far away from the classroom. But Jefferson Award winners Vineet Kosaraju and Nikhil Cheerla are choosing to go back to school, and this time they are the teachers.
In an East Oakland neighborhood, where some are even too scared to drive, there is a woman who has helped thousands of young people turn their lives around.
A cancer patient often has another concern: how to get to all those medical appointments. But that’s where this week’s Jefferson Award winner steps in. Sherry Higgs knows firsthand what it’s like to battle cancer. And she’s devoting her life to make sure patients get a ride.. and a friend.
Castro Valley families in need have somewhere to turn for the necessities they just can’t afford: this week’s Jefferson Award winner is providing support whenever someone calls for help.
Combine African Americans, the outdoors, and social media, and what do you get? A non-profit this week’s Jefferson Award winner says cures a “nature deficit disorder.”
This week’s Jefferson Award winner switched from a career in technology to the world of non-profits and found his calling in helping San Jose families.
She taught kindergarten. He taught high school. But now, the retired couple lives on the “wild” side. This week’s Jefferson Award winners are offering a different kind of educaton: one that brings wild cats up close.