When it comes to farm worker rights, Cesar Chavez was a fierce fighter. But for the last three decades, North Bay farm workers have had their own faithful friend, Father John Brenkle.
A Bay Area couple combined their skills to help thousands of animals and their guardians from Mexico to Sonoma County. Now they’re improving animal welfare on both sides of the border.
Under the lights on a chilly Oakland evening, dozens of teenagers kept warming running after the rugby ball on the field at Merritt College.
A West Oakland program makes sure to open its doors every Saturday afternoon to young people, rain or shine, holiday or not, and even when disaster strikes. And that’s because this week’s Jefferson Award winner never fails to show.
What started with a simple care package for a Marine captain serving in Afghanistan has blossomed into a pipeline of emergency support for service members overseas.
History of the Awards In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, to establish a Nobel Prize for public […]
He grew up with many obstacles that could left him in trouble on the streets. But in the end, an East Bay man beat the odds to become an entrepreneur. And now, he’s helping other East Bay young people strive for their own success. That’s why Michael Parker has been honored with this week’s Jefferson Award.
They meet weekly at the Palo Alto High School track to run a boot camp. And like most group leaders, Anabel Stenzel and her sister Isabel Stenzel Byrnes set goals.
An East Bay teenager has a closet like no other – she fills it with thousands of pieces of clothing to give away, a project that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.
North Bay chef started with a simple request: teach a teenager how to cook. Now, that idea’s boiled over into a unique meals program that the chef says is saving lives. It’s earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.