Latest Jefferson Awards News

Q Foundation Secures Housing And Healthcare For ClientsWhen their friends were dying of AIDS or being evicted from their homes, two friends decided to take on San Francisco's housing crisis. Fourteen years later, not only are they helping AIDS survivors, their non-profit has expanded to help the entire LGBT community. And the pair are this week's Jefferson Award winners.
Oakland Nonprofit Trains Students For Pro Sports Management CareersNot everyone can be a star athlete like Kevin Durant or Steph Curry. But that doesn't mean a career in professional sports is out of reach, according to this week's Jefferson Award winners.
Musician Teaches Young Students To Play For Their CommunityDozens of young musicians are hitting high notes in community service, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
SF Non-Profit WildAid Saves Animals By Reducing Demand For Poached ProductsAt Wild Aid, it's about the slogan: "When the buying stops, the killing can too." Peter Knights co-founded the San Francisco non-profit in 2000 with the goal of saving endangered animals, starting with sharks, elephants, and rhinos.
SF Achievers Program Prepares Students For College & CareersHe's known simply as "Mr. Collins." But this week's Jefferson Award winner is like a father to many young African American men he mentors in San Francisco.
Unique Literacy Program Links Reading, Writing, And TypingHundreds of thousands of children all over the world have learned to read and write thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner's unique approach.
Fremont Retiree Feeds The HomelessOnce a week, the homeless in Fremont line up for a free, hot meal courtesy of this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Appearances Can Lead To Achieving With 'All Tied Up'Many young men might shy away from wearing a tie, especially to school. But this week's Jefferson Award winner is sending a message that not only is wearing a tie cool, it can be the key to success.
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.

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