Holocaust Survivors Teach The Next Generation About HistoryTwo Vallejo sisters, in their nineties, share their firsthand memories of a dark chapter in world history so that the next generation may know the truth of the past.
CSIX Connect Gives Job Seekers Leads And SupportLooking for a job can be pretty discouraging, even depressing. This week's Jefferson Award winner has helped countless people find jobs in Silicon Valley through a free networking service.
Rusty Halo Foundation Pairs Kids In Need With HorsesSteph Peek created the Rusty Halo Foundation to provide therapeutic riding for kids with intellectual delays, and kids in the foster care system.
Oakland Foundation Serves Children In NeedOra Knowell gives away backpacks and offers other services under the auspices of her nonprofit West Oakland Lower Bottom Fatherless Children's Foundation.
Josie's Place Helps Children And Adults Cope With GriefEleven years ago, this week's Jefferson Award co-founded Josie's Place for Bereaved Youth and Families, a place for young people and their caregivers to grieve, heal, and grow.
Beats Rhymes And Life Uses Hip Hop As Non-Traditional TherapyBeats Rhymes and Life is an Oakland-based non-profit that combines hip-hop and rap with self-care.
'Latino Service Providers' Answers Needs Of A Growing CommunityWanda Tapia-Thomsen co-founded Latino Service Providers to answer the needs of the growing Latino community in Sonoma County.
'Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers' Shares Much-Needed Healthcare ItemsMarin Medical Equipment Recyclers keeps very usable healthcare items out of the landfill in the homes of those who need them.
Haircuts With Heart Offers Free Trims To Those In NeedArmed with a pair of scissors and a smile, East Bay hair stylist Rebecca Beardsley has found her own way of sharing compassion with others.
WomenSV Supports Survivors Of Domestic Violence In Silicon ValleyThis week's Jefferson Award winner Ruth Patrick has dedicated her life to helping domestic violence survivors in a community where some might not think it would occur: Silicon Valley.
Clothes Closet Outfits Foster Families For FreeOften when a child enters the foster care system, he or she has nothing. So this week's Jefferson Award winner decided to do something about that.
Teenagers Create Solutions To Improve Others' Lives Through Design The FutureWhen he was just 8 years old, Durell Coleman told his mother he was going to be an inventor who would head up his own company. Today, the Oakland man has not only achieved his goal, he is now teaching teenagers how to create their own products to make others' lives better.