2018 Jefferson Awards Medal Ceremony The 2017 Bay Area Jefferson Award winners collected their medals at a ceremony at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre on Wednesday evening. KPIX 5's Sharon Chin and Allen Martin hosted.
Vine Village Cares For The Developmentally DisabledFinding care for a child with disabilities is, at the very least, challenging. So 45 years ago, when two Bay Area families decided to start a facility to care for their developmentally disabled family members and others, no one had any idea if it would work. This week's Jefferson Award winner is living proof that it did work, and has been a huge success.
Pacifica Resource Center Serves City's Homeless And Low-Income ResidentsHomeless and low-income residents have come to rely on the Pacifica Resource Center, and its Executive Director has spearheaded its growth over many years.
Oakland Non-Profit Mentors Young EntrepreneursYouth Impact Hub Oakland is an incubator where young people aged 18-24 find mentors, small business training, and seed funding to launch businesses that solve a community problem.
Kenyan Native Brings Taste Of Africa To Bay Area ChildrenCatherine Ndungu-Case brings a taste of African culture to Bay Area schools through music, dance, and play.
East Bay Woman's Non-Profit Teaches Love Of Music To Elementary School KidsWhen Bay Area elementary schools started eliminating music programs decades ago, Carol Zilli decided to do something about it.
Pacifica Gardener Donates Produce Bounty To Those In NeedIt is one thing to start a vegetable garden because you love to grow fresh, healthy food. But it is another thing to take all that food you have grown and give it away to those most in need.
Golf Tournament Funds Alameda Boys And Girls ClubFor nearly three decades, Wayne Marzolf has made sure young people get the opportunities offered by the Alameda Boys and Girls Club.
Photographer Captures Precious Moments During Tough TimesSome people are going through such difficult times, they can't imagine it's possible for them to take a beautiful photo. But that's when this week's Jefferson Award winner works her magic.
Salon Owner Shares His Skills With Cancer SurvivorsIt's not easy to feel you look your best during chemotherapy. But salon owner and stylist Stephan Wakefield is changing that for Bay Area cancer survivors.
Volunteers Run Woodworking Program For Los Altos SchoolVery few schools today give students a chance to take a woodworking class. But at one small school in the Bay Area, every eighth grader looks forward to the time when they can pick up a block of wood, and make something with their own two hands. It's all thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winners.
Social Worker Provides Teddy Bear Comfort To Traumatized ChildrenFor more than three decades, a San Francisco social worker has distributed 200,000 teddy bears to kids facing all types of trauma, everything from abuse and neglect to the ravages of war.