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.
Congratulations To Our Silver Medal FinalistsWhile all of our Jefferson Award recipients are truly winners, we’ve nominated six from 2019 to be considered for a national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service.
Former Prosecutor Creates Non-Profit To Help Juvenile Offenders Get Back On TrackThis former prosecutor is working to keep juveniles out of jail and former inmates from going back.
Solar Invention Spurs Idea To Bring Light To Impoverished Communities Across GlobeHis “Lighting for Literacy” project has replaced kerosene and candlelight after sunset for students around the world.
Thousands Served As Community Leader Elevates SF Mission Neighborhood Center To New HeightsA Mission District community center is thriving thanks to his 40 years of leadership.
Lava Mae Provides Showers For Those Living On The StreetHer project is giving the Bay Area’s unhoused a sense of dignity, one shower at a time.
'Mayor' Of San Francisco Tenderloin District Works To Provide Tech Jobs To Underserved, At-RiskHe’s known as the “Mayor” of the Tenderloin and his nonprofit trains unserved neighbors for high-tech jobs.
Teaching Students How To Be Leaders Has Been Decades-Long Effort For Bay Area WomanHer creative curriculum helps students from around the world develop leadership skills.
Napa Woman's Medical Supply Donation Center Gives Much-Needed Equipment AccessFor helping others gain access to the care and medical equipment they might otherwise have to do without, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Yvonne Baginski.
3 Professional Performers Lead Free Music, Acting Workshops For San Francisco StudentsWhen cash-strapped public schools cut performing arts budgets, a group of professional performers in San Francisco acted on an idea to fill the gap.
San Francisco Nonprofit Aims To Eliminate Stigma Of Mental IllnessOne in four Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness in their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This week's Jefferson Award winner is helping raise awareness and empathy about mental health problems.
East Bay Color Guard Highlights Abilities Of Members With Special NeedsStudents with disabilities put on performances like superstars, thanks to a Martinez woman who highlights their abilities.
Fisherman Shares His Catch With Those In Need At San Francisco's Glide Memorial ChurchThe U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 37 million Americans don't have enough to eat. Living in a household with food insecurity can be even tougher in an expensive place like the Bay Area. So, when commerical fisherman Giuseppe Pennisi wanted to find a way to provide meals for his community, he went to sea, happy to share his catch with those in need.
Author Spreads Holocaust Survivor's Tale In A Personal WayThere have been many powerful stories about courage and heroism displayed by those who stood up to the Nazis during World War II. This week's Jefferson Award winner is telling one of those stories, but in a very personal way.
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.