Latest Jefferson Award Recipients

82-Year-Old North Bay Retiree Works Nonstop To Assist Families With Food, Bills, Rental AssistanceA retired Fairfax man is volunteering seven days a week, coming up with new and creative ways to help his North Bay neighbors stay afloat.
East Bay Program Helps Thousands Of Kids Learn Coding SkillsChildren in the East Bay's Tri-Valley are learning coding, thanks to a community program started by this week's Jefferson Award winners, a mother and son from Dublin.
Free Program In San Francisco's Mission District Teaches Students the Power of MusicA pair of musicians is using the power of music to transform the lives of underserved students in San Francisco's Mission District.
Special Academy on Treasure Island Gives Hope to Troubled, High-Risk StudentsA San Francisco woman has spent 21 years creating miracles for high-risk teenagers, helping transform campus truants into high school graduates.
Formerly Homeless Oakland Man Leads Project To Clean Up EncampmentsAn Oakland resident who was once homeless is now on a mission to clean up homeless encampments in the city and has trained other volunteers to help him in the process.
High School Students Create 'Kits Cubed' To Inspire Oakland Kids To Tap Into Their Inner ScientistA pair of young men in are making science more interactive and inviting for kids in Oakland who have yet to tap into their inner scientist.
Tech CEO Michel Thouati Organizes HelpBerkeley To Feed Seniors During PandemicAn East Bay neighborhood has banded together to feed those most vulnerable to COVID-19. This week's Jefferson Award winner is leading the effort.
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.
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.
Inspiring Sister And Brother Music Duo Use Their Talents To Uplift OthersCleo and Neo Guererro from San Francisco are using their musical talents to serve others.
South Bay Teens Offer Hands-On STEM For Kids With Special NeedsThis week's Bay Area Jefferson Award winners are a pair of South Bay teenagers introducing STEM to those who don't often get a chance to learn it.
South Bay Teen Uses Music To Bring Cheer To Seniors In Hospice CareThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a South Bay teenager who uses music to bring cheer to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
South Bay Teen Helps Encourage Young Students Through Distance LearningWhen the Bay Area began to shelter in place, Andrew Lu and several friends brainstormed how to encourage younger kids to keep wanting to learn.