Some 85 percent of San Francisco’s public school students would be the first in their families to graduate from college, according to this week’s Jefferson Award winner. It’s a number that inspired her to create a program that’s changing lives.
For hundreds of people struggling with mental illness, a downtown San Jose center has been their lifeline for decades, thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
A North Bay man found his calling in some of the worst situations possible – and the support he lends in a crisis has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.
Nearly 120,000 people in the U.S. need life-saving organ transplants, according to organ donor networks. A San Francisco man who’s lived through personal tragedy has made it his life’s mission to increase the donor pool. He’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
This week’s Jefferson Award winners make a formidable team: together they’ve raised four children and built successful careers. But as Kate Kelly reports, none of it prepared them for what happened nine years ago.
What’s the secret to long life? A South San Francisco woman who’s nearly a century old says volunteering keeps her young. It’s a philosophy that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.
An East Bay man who worked for 34 years as an Oakland employee and union president bringing people together in work is now using those skills to create a different kind of community.
Napa County public school teachers spend an average $500 to $1,000 a year out of their own pockets for classroom supplies. That’s according to this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a woman who supplies them with some relief.
Sobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.
The Justice Department says the average age of a girl who’s recruited as a sex slave is just 12-years-old. And the Bay Area is one of the nation’s main hubs for sex trafficking. But this week’s Jefferson Award winners are helping free the victims.