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.
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.
Hayward Teachers Bring Science to Life With Home Kits For StudentsTwo Hayward teachers are bringing hands-on science activities to life for students learning from home during the pandemic.
Helping Children And Families Survive Tough Times Is Mission Of Oakland Man's Non-ProfitNever give up on any child or family has been the mission of an Oakland man’s non-profit organization for the last 36 years.
San Francisco Bayview Restaurateur Provides Community SupportA San Francisco businesswoman is making a difference in her Bayview neighborhood as it deals with a high concentration of coronavirus cases and a growing number of residents with food insecurity.
Livermore's Culinary Angels Deliver Meals With Love To Those In NeedA Livermore woman who survived breast cancer is bringing healing and hope through food to people who are battling serious illnesses.
COVID Pandemic: San Francisco Restaurateurs Provide Meals And Help Filipino-American Owned BusinessesA pair of San Francisco restaurateurs facing challenges during the pandemic cooked up an idea to help Filipino-American owned businesses and feed their community at the same time.
Sonoma Restaurant Owner Gives Back During Devastating YearThe owner of Glen Ellen Star in Sonoma stepped up during the devastating North Bay fires to give first responders a little star treatment.
Oakland Vintage Clothing Store Owner Wages Fight To Stop Human Trafficking As She Helps Victims HealThis week's Jefferson Award winner is at the forefront of the fight to stop human trafficking in Oakland, armed with love.
Peninsula Teen Starts Program To Help ESL StudentsA Peninsula teen who saw some of her classmates struggling with English started a program to help those students overcome their language challenges.
Giving Los Altos Woman SewsThousands Of Free Masks For Those Who Need ThemFriends of a Marian Aiken of Los Altos say she is so generous, it's as if she only has one organ: her heart.
Walnut Creek Man's Nonprofit Gives Children The Tools They Need To SucceedA Walnut Creek man is on a mission to give as many children as possible the tools for a good education.