Peninsula Teen Starts Program To Help ESL StudentsA Peninsula teen who saw some of her classmates struggling with English started a program to help those students overcome their language challenges.
Los Gatos Man Receives National Jefferson Award For 'Lighting For Literacy' Non-ProfitA Los Gatos man previously honored for his work to bring light to communities in the dark is being recognized with a national award.
Giving Los Altos Woman SewsThousands Of Free Masks For Those Who Need ThemFriends of a Marian Aiken of Los Altos say she is so generous, it's as if she only has one organ: her heart.
Walnut Creek Man's Nonprofit Gives Children The Tools They Need To SucceedA Walnut Creek man is on a mission to give as many children as possible the tools for a good education.
San Francisco Nonprofit Operations Manager Helps Distribute Up To 2,500 Meals A DayA man who coordinates the distribution of up to 20,000 tons of food in San Francisco each week is the Bay Area's latest Jefferson Award winner.
High School Student-Run Non-Profit Delivering Results For Struggling Small BusinessesSome businesses trying to survive the pandemic are getting free help from teenagers, thanks to a program started by two ambitious San Jose high school students.
KCBS Reporter Spends Off Hours Delivering Supplies To Those in NeedReporter Bob Butler made a career for himself delivering the news, but in recent weeks he's made East Bay neighbors grateful he's delivering essentials during the pandemic.
Oakland-Based Nonprofit Helping Bridge Digital Divide In Native American Tribal LandsIt's estimated almost half of Americans living in rural areas don't have access to broadband. The numbers are even worse for those living on Native American tribal lands.
Jefferson Awards: New App Brings Youth and Elderly TogetherTwo years ago, two Stanford business graduates put their heads together to find a way to serve lonely senior citizens.
Bay Area College Student Makes 3-D Face Shields For Kids With Special Needs, Frontline WorkersA Bay Area college student who saw an urgent need during the pandemic has created a solution in his garage.
San Francisco Doctor Researches Impact of Toxic Dump on Hunter’s PointDr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchia recently discovered elevated levels of arsenic and other toxic elements in Hunter's Point residents.
East Bay Couple Steps Up To Care For Others Affected By PandemicOn a recent summer day, Jennifer Arrouzet delivered donated hot meals to San Pablo first responders.
Social Worker's Non-Profit Provides For Needs Of Farmworkers Along San Mateo County CoastFarmworker families are not feeling forgotten in the fields of the San Mateo County coast, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Peninsula Charity Gives Storybooks, Much More To Ugandan VillagesA Peninsula woman known as "Mama Becky" is doing more than she imagined possible serving poor villages in Uganda for the last 13 years.
San Francisco Artist Sells Portraits, Donates Funds To People Affected By COVID-19People are coming up with a lot of creative ways to give during the COVID-19 pandemic, including one person whose generosity started with her paintbrush.