Friends Form Non-Profit To Lift Richmond Youth Toward SuccessRising to meet the needs of young people in Richmond became a mission for two women and fellow residents who formed a non-profit center to provide counseling, college support and cultural programming.
Berkeley Volunteer Helps Household Repairs For Those In NeedAs people get older, it can get harder to keep up with home maintenance and repairs. For nearly 30 years, a Berkeley woman has helped make sure those in need get such services for free.
Former Prosecutor Creates Non-Profit To Help Juvenile Offenders Get Back On TrackAn East Bay man has founded a non-profit aimed at reducing the number of juvenile offenders who get caught in the revolving door of the justice system.
Thousands Served As Community Leader Elevates SF Mission Neighborhood Center To New HeightsFor Sam Ruiz, serving the residents of the San Francisco's Mission District and beyond is his life's dream.
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.
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.
Food Writer Creates Group To Provide Gourmet Meals For Wildfire SurvivorsFood writer Heather Irwin has rounded up some of the Bay Area's top chefs to provide nutritious, restaurant-quality meals for displaced families to pick up for free.
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.
'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.