Thousands of people, elderly and disabled in San Francisco, no longer feel lonely. That’s because this week’s Jefferson Award winner helps them — help themselves.
Parents turn grief into giving, helping music in the schools, organ donation, and the poor from Oakland to Angola.
One in ten elementary and middle school students are learning how to code, and thousands of instructors are learning how to teach programming, because of twin brothers with a single vision.
Some South Bay high school students are getting lessons in engineering that will carry them a long way outside the classroom, and it’s thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
A school volunteer and Ph.D. saw that elementary schools were missing something in their science classes. So she jumped in, and brought a few scientific friends with her.
A North Bay musician fills his calendar with work for his own band and producing music for top recording artists. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner still makes time to share his art with local kids.
An estimated 400 to 500 people living in East Oakland are refugees who’ve fled political oppression in Burma, the southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar. And they’re navigating their way in a whole new culture, thanks to the kindness of a soft-spoken, unassuming pediatrician who is this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
From serving thousands of homeless people, to giving etiquette classes to kids, this week’s Jefferson Award winner has made it her mission to give back.
It’s a talk few people would initiate on their own. But thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner, it’s a conversation more and more people are having these days.
Sometimes Meals on Wheels is the only contact recipients have with other people. This week’s Jefferson Award winners lead the Sonoma program, delivering caring — and cake — to dozens every day.