High School Students Create Nonprofit To Get Other Teens Into Computer ScienceWorking out of a family garage, two teenaged friends are making it possible for thousands of students to get real-world experience in computer science.
West Marin Man Helps Locals Succeed With Community Center's Low Cost ProgramsSo for serving the community of West Marin through the San Geronimo Valley Community Center's free and low cost programs, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Dave Cort.
Berkeley Nonprofit Teaches Computer Skills To Help Unemployed Land JobsIt can be hard to find a job nowadays if you don't have a basic knowledge of technology, but a Berkeley nonprofit has been training people for decades.
San Quentin Prison Employee Also Volunteers For Programs Helping Turn Inmates' Lives AroundRaphaele Casale, who works in the warden's office at San Quentin State Prison, also volunteers at the prison when she's off the clock for programs that help inmates turn their lives around.
Bay Area High School Senior Develops STEM Curriculum For Young GirlsA high school senior who, as an 8th grader, created a device to sense heat stroke and dehydration is now introducing others to the joy of innovation.
Women Establish Program Teaching San Quentin Prison Inmates Culinary, Life SkillsTwo women came up with such a popular recipe for a prison education program, there are dozens of inmates waiting to enroll.
Teens Help Seniors Learn To Cook Using Eco-Friendly Slow-CookerTwo Marin County teens are helping senior community members preserve personal health, save resources and money during cooking.
Woman Leaves Corporate World To Lift Up Foster Youth Through Non-ProfitNationwide data show foster children are far less likely than their peers to go to college, and about half of them become homeless within a year and a half of living on their own. But a Bay Area woman is helping foster youth soar.
San Francisco Youth Services Leader Left Corporate World Behind To Dedicate Himself To Helping KidsKian Alavi loves what he does and who he does it for. As the Deputy Director at San Francisco's Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Alavi oversees five different youth services programs for the organization.
Running Coach Helps San Quentin Inmates Turn Their Lives AroundBehind the walls of San Quentin State Prison, inmates are finding hope and help through a running club that's been around for 14 years.
Free, Fun Math Tutoring Program Is Brainchild Of 2 Bay Area Teen FriendsWhen Maya Nayak and Monjish Bhattacharyya were in 7th grade, the childhood friends saw a need for free math tutoring in their local community. So in 2015 they formed FunMath4Kids.
Visionary's Programs Transform Inmates' Lives In & Beyond San Francisco County JailFor pioneering programs that transform the lives of inmates in San Francisco County and beyond, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Sunny Schwartz.
Richmond Reverend Does Outreach Work For Western Contra Costa SchoolsRev. Andre Shumake has never forgotten the late night calls he received from grieving mothers whose sons were killed on the streets of Richmond's Iron Triangle.
Teaching Students How To Be Leaders Has Been Decades-Long Effort For Bay Area WomanStudents around the nation and the world are gaining valuable leadership skills because of this week's Jefferson Award winner, Dr. June Thompson.
Parole Agent Creates Path For Former Inmates To Re-Enter Society, Stay Out Of PrisonWhen a person is released from prison, they can come back into a world that's changed dramatically. A Bay Area man has taken on the task of running a program to help former inmates re-enter society, and for years it's been a success.