Oakland-Based Nonprofit Helping Bridge Digital Divide In Native American Tribal LandsIt's estimated almost half of Americans living in rural areas don't have access to broadband. The numbers are even worse for those living on Native American tribal lands.
Oakland Cop Leans On Experience While Mentoring Children Of Incarcerated ParentsOakland police officer Freddy Williams knows exactly how heartbreaking it is for children to have their parents incarcerated, and he's dedicated himself to a program that mentors and empowers these young people.
San Jose Woman Creates Website, Network Linking PPE Donors To Frontline WorkersA San Jose woman has been closing a critical gap in the coronavirus pandemic - how to quickly get PPE from donors to recipients.
Nonprofit CEO Is Driving Force In Helping North Marin Families In CrisisFor more than a decade of helping community members in need in North Marin, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Cheryl Paddack.
Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Free Job Training To Unemployed Tech WorkersTwo longtime friends have teamed up to help jobless tech workers, giving for free a training program that would normally cost thousands of dollars a person.
Japanese-American Author, Activist Helps Writers Of Color Find Their VoiceA San Francisco author is helping writers of of color share their stories that reflect their diverse backgrounds.
San Francisco Bayview District Native Unites Faith-Based Community to Help OthersA native of San Francisco's Bayview District uses her connections to rally the faith-based community to make sure underserved African Americans live a healthier life.
North Bay Veterinarians Saving Animal, Human Lives With Volunteer Mobile Pet ClinicWhen a pair of North Bay veterinarians volunteer, they save two lives: the life of the person and the life of that person's pet.
North Bay Man Gives Military Veterans Community, Free MealsA North Bay business owner who started a breakfast club for military veterans is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Fmr. City Lawmaker Helps Provide A Safe Place For Unhoused People In Martinez At 'Camp Hope'Homeless people in Martinez have had a place to call home during the pandemic thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner and her volunteers, giving hope to the unhoused.
'Mayor Of The Mission' Helps Feed People Struggling To Survive During The PandemicThe man dubbed the Mayor of San Francisco's Mission District is known for protesting evictions and being a driving force behind the Carnaval parade and festival, which KPIX sponsors. But that is not the only reason why he is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
South Bay Surfer Helping To Clean Up Beaches In Half Moon Bay, South AfricaBillions of pounds of plastic and other pollutants end up in the ocean every year. This week's Jefferson Award winner is a San Mateo County woman who has been rounding up her small coastal community to help clean it up.
East Bay Woman Dedicates Career To Helping Veterans Receive Their BenefitsU.S. military veterans can go through a maddening mountain of red tape and roadblocks in applying for government benefits available to them. But a Bay Area woman has spent the last 35 years fighting on the frontlines to get these American heroes their benefits.
Former School Administrator Promotes Growth, School Gardens Through Non-ProfitA former school administrator cultivates a vision for healthy people and a healthy community with her work through an East Bay non-profit organization.
'Puente' Provides Much-Needed Resources To Families, Farmworkers On South Coast Of San Mateo Co.Living in the rural areas of southern San Mateo County's coast can be isolating and challenging, especially for poor families who are still learning English. This week's Jefferson Award winner heads up the region's only community resource center.
East Bay Social Worker's Generosity Bring Smiles to Those in NeedThis week's Jefferson Award winner has worked in Alameda County social services for more than 30 years, but she goes above and beyond to bring smiles to the families who receive county assistance in their greatest time of need.
STEM Academy Fellowship Trains Black Men To Become TeachersOnly two percent of teachers are black men, according to the U.S. Department of Education, and a San Francisco man is trying to transform that deficit with a new model of leadership training.
Jefferson Award Winner Aims To Bridge Digital Divide Among Bay Area High School StudentsWith very few California high school students being enrolled in computer science, this week's Jefferson Award winner heads a nonprofit aimed at bringing those numbers up and bridging the digital divide.
Marin County Woman and Therapy Dog Offer Comfort to Stressed First RespondersA North Bay woman and her dog travel around the state to bring comfort to first responders on the job.
Lacrosse Coach Brings Sport, Mentoring, College Counseling To Oakland Public SchoolsAn East Bay lacrosse coach is helping to bring one of the oldest team sports in North America to more Oakland public school students.
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Teaches Others to Give with GratitudeA venture capitalist who set a goal of making a difference in the lives of 50 million children around the world is paying it forward, already impacting the lives of nearly 40 million of them.
East Bay Resident Makes Fire Prevention a PassionAn Bay Area resident who has been a fire prevention activist since she lost her home in the Oakland Hills firestorm 30 years ago, Sue Piper is passionate about disaster preparedness.
Playwright Brings Theater, Art, Music To Kids In San Francisco ChinatownA poet, teacher and playwright is sharing her prodigious talents with children while filling a niche in San Francisco Chinatown.
Oakland Man's Non-Profit Refurbishes Thousands Of Used Computers, Laptops To Help Close Digital DivideAn Oakland man leading a technology nonprofit had a big part in helping close the digital divide among the city's students during the pandemic switch to virtual learning.
COVID Vaccines: San Francisco Doctor Opens Own Vaccination Site For His Senior PatientsWhen the COVID-19 vaccine became available earlier this year, a San Francisco doctor realized many of his patients could be left out.