Latest Jefferson Awards News

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.
Project Open Paw Provides For Homeless DogsPaul Crowell founded Project Open Paw to provide food and veterinary care to the dogs that belong to homeless people in San Francisco.
'Super Volunteer' Helps Society's Most VulnerableThis week's Jefferson Award winner is called a "super volunteer" for going above and beyond to help some of the East Bay's most vulnerable.
'Leaders Are Readers' Shares Gift Of Reading With YoungstersMykah Montgomery created Leaders Are Readers to gather community leaders to read to and empower children in Oakland.
Mission Possible Re-Entry Program Helps People Rebuild Their LivesThis week's Jefferson Award winner is the founding pastor of a 31-year-old San Jose church. But that does not begin to describe the breadth and scope of the volunteer work that he and his congregation have been doing for decades.