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Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Award winners Vanessa Scott and Misty Felton. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Work To Free Girls From Sex Slavery

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.

08/14/2013

Jefferson Award Winner - Erna Grasz. (Asante Africa)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Educate Children In Africa

A vacation to Africa changed the life of a Silicon Valley executive. And now this week’s Jefferson Award winner is using her business background to help children around the world.

08/07/2013

Jefferson Awards, Dr. Bhupinder Bhandari

Jefferson Awards: Fremont Doctor Offers Free Services To Those In Need

Fremont is one of most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in Bay Area: 43% of the population was born in other countries, like this week’s Jefferson Award winner, who is passionate about bringing health care to everyone in his community.

07/24/2013

Jefferson Award winner Ann Griffiths. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helping Out Peninsula Seniors For 50 Years

For fifty years, she’s been making life richer for senior citizens and older adults on the Peninsula. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a woman who calls herself a jack of all trades.

07/17/2013

Wilma Grant - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps Art Alive For San Pablo Kids

For 23 years, Wilma Grant has been a beloved teacher in San Pablo. But it’s what she continues to do in retirement that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.

07/10/2013

(L) Kathy Witkowicki (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner An Inspiration To North Bay Students

Some students are getting better grades. Others are the first in their family to go to college. One in ten students in Sonoma Valley said their future is brighter, because they have someone encouraging them along the way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

07/03/2013

Jefferson award winner Barbara Guidotti (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Creates Community For Children With Disabilities

It was more than 40 years ago when an East Bay mother discovered services weren’t available for her own disabled son. So this week’s Jefferson Award winner created an organization that today is helping thousands of families.

06/26/2013

Jefferson award winner Luby and Andy Aczel. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Help Those With Autism Find Work

The CDC estimates one in 50 babies born in the U.S. today will be on the Autism spectrum. What will happen when they grow up? A San Francisco couple is working to make sure they’ll have jobs that match their abilities.

06/19/2013

Jefferson Award Winner - Linda Gregory. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Assists North Bay Foster Families

Linda Gregory found joy in becoming a foster parent, and purpose in helping families like hers. Gregory and her husband became foster parents to little Eddie when he was just 10 months old.

06/12/2013

Dr. Daniel Tanita

Jefferson Award Winner: Dr. Daniel Tanita

His patients say he’s so gentle and mild-mannered that they call him the dental version of TV’s Mr. Rogers. Because of him, thousands of students are getting the dental care they need.

06/06/2013

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