Latest Jefferson Awards News

Nonprofit Helps Underserved Women "Move Up" Into The WorkforceThis week's Jefferson Award winner is the founder and president of Move Up, a Bay Area non-profit focused on helping underserved woman enter the workforce.
'Jails To Jobs' Helps Former Inmates Secure EmploymentMark Drevno created Jails To Jobs to help the formerly incarcerated find work and keep from going back behind bars.
Volunteer Translates On Medical Missions To IndiaFor the last decade, this week's Jefferson Award winner has volunteered as a logistics coordinator and translator with ReSurge International.
Ever Forward Club Inspires High School Students To Bright FuturesAshanti Branch founded Ever Forward Club in 2004 when he was a first-year math teacher.
SpiritHorse Ranch Offers Therapeutic Horseback RidingAt SpiritHorse Ranch, Charlotte Dougherty and 20 other volunteers offer low cost and no cost therapeutic riding lessons to those with special needs.
Oakland Nightclub Owner Hosts Community Members For Free MealsThis week's Jefferson Award winner opens the doors of his Oakland business to those in need.
C.A.R.E. Brings Potrero Hill Neighbors TogetherGreene and Courtney co-founded the San Francisco based non-profit C.A.R.E. in 2015 as a way to serve Potrero Hill's public housing residents.
Environmental Steward Hauls Trash From Russian RiverFriends of this week's Jefferson Award winner say he walks the extra mile to keep the Russian River clean.
Neighborhood Association Is Making The Streets Safer In West OaklandThis week's Jefferson Award winner helped turn strangers into neighbors to make West Oakland a safer place to live.
'Feed The Hood' Provides For East Bay HomelessThis week's Jefferson Award winner has made helping the homeless of the East Bay her mission.