'Mayor' Of San Francisco Tenderloin District Works To Provide Tech Jobs To Underserved, At-RiskA man who was once described as the biggest dope dealer of San Francisco's Tenderloin is now known as the district's mayor for his work in making sure his neighbors get a fair shot at new technology jobs in their area.
Volunteer Socializes Thousands Of Puppies In Their Journey To Become Guide Dogs For BlindOn any given day in downtown San Rafael, passersby will see dozens of guide dogs being trained in real-life crosswalk and traffic situations. But long before these dogs get to the street, thousands of volunteers help socialize and raise them as puppies.
Once A Homeless Drug Addict, Pastor Gives Hope To HomelessYears ago, he was a homeless drug addict who was no stranger to jail. Today, his life is transformed and he is helping others make their own fresh start.
Developmentally-Disabled Workers Thrive At Palo Alto CafeNational labor statistics show the unemployment rate for disabled adults in more than double what it is for people without disabilities. A Palo Alto woman has cooked up a way to bridge the gap.
Bay Area Veterinarian's Spay/Neuter Clinic Helps Thousands Of Shelter AnimalsDr. Crystal Heath and her team at Berkeley Society's Spay and Neuter Clinic take in animals from shelters and rescue groups all across the Bay Area.
Bay Area Retiree Starts Non-Profit To Pair College Students, At-Risk Youth For Mutual BenefitA move to the Bay Area from another state was an eye-opener for this week's Jefferson Award winner, Bill Godwin. As the retired business owner got to know his new East Bay community, he saw homelessness, economic disparity and young people struggling with the financial challenges of getting a good college education.
Peninsula Couple Helps Veterans Recover Through Fishing, Hunting TripsA Peninsula couple is helping disabled military veterans get back to living their lives by organizing hunting and fishing trips and hosting the vets fror free.
'Always Reading' Sparks Kids' Love Of BooksOlympic champion skater Kristi Yamaguchi founded Always Reading to spark a love of reading in young children, providing books and e-tablets to five and six-year-olds.
Bridgewatch Angels Patrol Golden Gate Bridge Looking For Those In DistressThe Bridgewatch Angels is a group of six thousand volunteers,who are trained to prevent suicides. Bridgewatch Angels' founder is Maria Munayer, better known as Mia.
Pollinator Posse Sows Friendly Spaces For Butterflies And BeesTora Roacha founded the Pollinator Posse, an 8-year-old nonprofit that teaches adults and kids to create pollinator-friendly spaces.
Lava Mae Provides Showers For Those Living On The StreetDoniece Sandoval founded Lava Mae to provide showers to people living on the street to provide them an opportunity for hygiene and dignity.
Olympic Champion And Coach Help SF Students Succeed On And Off The IceOnce a month during the school year, you'll find Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano and his coach and manager, Linda Leaver, teaching kids on the ice.
Singer Teaches History Of Black Music To A New GenerationFor decades, Faye Carol has been inspiring children to love and learn about the music she's so passionate about.
'Girls To Women' Empowers East Palo Alto GirlsFormer East Palo Alto mayor Patricia Foster founded Girls to Women in 2007.
Rich City Rides Creates Community Around Bicycle Rides And ProjectsNajari Smith wondered why he didn't see more people on bicycles in his Richmond neighborhood. So he created a program that's transforming the community.