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.