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Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award Winner - Russell Breslauer (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps San Francisco Seniors Get Into The Groove

For decades Russell Breslauer taught students accounting at Chabot College. You might say he knows his way around numbers. Now, this week’s Jefferson Award winner counting to a different beat.

04/30/2014

Brittany Bates - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Teen Jefferson Award Winner Generous To Many Causes

An East Bay teenager likes serving others so much that she can’t just pick one charity. This week’s Jefferson Award winner volunteers for many.

04/23/2014

Sonya Brunswick (right), Jefferson Award winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps San Francisco’s Youth Succeed In College

This week’s Jefferson Award winner has been an Air Force Sergeant, a youth pastor, and a systems and network engineer. That career path has helped Sonya Brunswick change young people’s lives today.

04/18/2014

Dr. Rochelle Dicker (left,) Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner, SF Surgeon Helps Young Offenders Move Away From Violence

San Francisco General Hospital said a third of the shooting, stabbing and beating victims it treats return to the emergency room, injured from yet another crime. But one doctor has come up with a way to stop the revolving door of violence.

04/14/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Barbara Newcome (right) founded Friends of the Cleveland Cascade. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Restore, Preserve Oakland Landmark

An East Bay grandmother hasn’t slowed down in her retirement. In fact, she rolled up her sleeves to save a little known slice of Oakland history.

04/02/2014

Jefferson Award winner Ana Uribe-Ruiz. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Inspires Bay Area Girls To Fly

A Peninsula woman is taking girls to new heights, hoping they will choose a career in aviation.

03/26/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Carla Koren works with students on their reading skills. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Makes Reading Routine For Young East Bay Students

According to the National Assessment on Educational Progress, only 34 percent of American 4th graders can read at their grade level. Students who can’t read proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

03/19/2014

Ron Matthews at an Alameda Little League game. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Creates Field Of Dreams For Alameda Kids

As Alameda Little League President for 14 years, he has created unforgettable opportunities for 4 to 12-year-olds.

03/13/2014

Jefferson award winner Amy Lynch (CBS SF)

Jefferson Award Winner Help Victims Of Sex Trafficking Heal

For 30 years an East Bay Woman has been helping people take care of their bodies—teaching movement and Pilates classes. But when Amy Lynch learned that the Bay Area was a hub for sex trafficking, she dedicated her skills to helping those young women who have been victimized.

03/05/2014

Jefferson Award winner Joan Murray leads her students. (Joan Murray)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps San Francisco Kids Tuned In To Music

This year the Golden Gate Philharmonic Orchestra in San Francisco is 20 years old. It’s an after school youth orchestra program that, thanks to Joan Murray, has touched the lives of hundreds of young musicians in the Bay Area.

02/19/2014

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