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.
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.
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.
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.
Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.
How do you prevent child abuse? For an East Bay woman, the answer is to provide support to families who are enduring stress or crises so they never get to the point of abusing their kids.
May 5, 2013 will be the ninth annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour in the East Bay. What started as one woman’s passion to protect local watersheds has grown to change the way thousands of people look at nature and the value the planting and preserving of native plants.
Some call this Jefferson Award winner “Wonder Woman” – not because she leaps tall buildings, but because she builds them as homes for veterans.
This week’s Jefferson award winner learned a love of animals growing up in Wyoming. So it’s not hard to understand why she didn’t hesitate when she found horses in trouble here in the Bay Area.
In one tough East Bay neighborhood, children are blooming like a beautiful lotus flower grows from the mud. That’s the vision driving this week’s Jefferson Award winner.