Latest Jefferson Awards News

Young Volunteer Sells Handmade Headbands To Fight CancerShe's only eight years old, but this week's Jefferson Award winner is a head above her peers when it comes to giving.
Oakland AIDS Ministry Provides For Patients In NeedWhile African-Americans make up 12% of Alameda County's population, they represent about half its HIV cases. But this week's Jefferson Award winner has made it her mission to bring that number down.
Foundation Provides Music Therapy For Hospitalized ChildrenIt's hard to imagine anything more difficult than seeing your child in the hospital. One man who had to endure that ordeal is working to make it a little easier for parents and children. This week's Jefferson Award winner is doing it with the gift of music.
Podcast Shares Details Of Life Behind Bars At San QuentinThis summer, we'll hear some rare details about life inside San Quentin State Prison, from the inmates themselves. This week's Jefferson Award winner is helping inmates produce the first podcast from inside a prison.
Diverse Staff Shares The Profits At Oakland Coffee CompanyAt the Coffee Box in Uptown Oakland, change is brewing.. from the "grounds" up.
Chess Club Teaches Life Lessons Across The BoardIf life is like chess, Chris Major wants kids to learn the lessons early.
City Surf Project Teaches Urban Kids To Ride The WavesMany Californians take a day at the beach for granted. But others have never seen the ocean. This week's Jefferson Award winners are working to make sure that city kids do experience the waves, while at the same time, learn some very valuable lessons.
'Sew For Love' Group Crafts Handmade Items For CharityUsing donated fabric, needles, and thread, this week's Jefferson Award winner has come up with a way to create little things that provide huge comfort. She does it for the love of sewing.. and the love of her community.
Anti-Smoking Pioneer Wins Landmark Tobacco Control LawsThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a pioneer who's worked in the anti-smoking movement for more than two decades. Serena Chen says people call her all the time and ask for help to change a law. So she harnesses her skills as a former broadcast journalist and social worker to help them get it done.
SFPD Officer Guides Students To Discover Africa And ThemselvesDozens of inner city young people discover their own self-worth on an all-expenses-paid trip to Africa thanks to SFPD Officer Jason Johnson.

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