This week’s Jefferson Award winner dropped out of high school until two teachers took the time to show him the value of education for his future.
Some call him a one man food army. He’s an Oakland pastor who drives more than a thousand miles a week delivering food to needy families in low income neighborhoods in Alameda County. Sharon Chin introduces us to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
Raising a teenager can be difficult, especially if that teen is in crisis. One Peninsula mother’s life experience is now helping other parents in the Bay Area, through the program she founded called Willows in the Wind.
The most recent homeless count in Alameda County shows 12 percent of the homeless are veterans. It’s a troubling statistic, and one that this week’s Jefferson Award winner is committed to changing.
From little league…to special needs…from housing the homeless…to health care—the Bay Area Jefferson Award winners never waver in their commitment to community. And they give us endless ideas for ways we can all get involved.
When Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” he couldn’t have known that, 400 years later, the idea would be the foundation for a life-changing program for youth. It’s called The All Stars Project, and this week’s Jefferson Award goes to the woman who is helping young people perform both on and off the stage.
A Bay Area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and the classroom. His volunteer work has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.
While taking after school horse riding lessons, a Peninsula teenager made a discovery that would change her life. This week’s Jefferson Award winner knew she had a passion for horses. Then, she discovered a special place in her heart for their young riders.
You may not know her name or see her work, but for decades, an Alameda County nurse has been making a difference by recognizing a need and doing what she could to fill it. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent her career and her retirement bringing health care and more to those most in need.
Nearly one million people in the Bay Area suffer from chronic kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. One man has spent nearly two decades getting the word out in a big way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner. He’s described as an energetic leader and salesman who knows how to rally lots of people to a good cause.