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.
South Bay Teen's Free Art Class Helps Special Needs Students Reach Creative PotentialA South Bay teenager is helping special needs students celebrate their uniqueness and reach their full creative potential by hosting a free art class.
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.
West Marin Man Helps Locals Succeed With Community Center's Low Cost ProgramsSo for serving the community of West Marin through the San Geronimo Valley Community Center's free and low cost programs, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Dave Cort.
Berkeley Nonprofit Teaches Computer Skills To Help Unemployed Land JobsIt can be hard to find a job nowadays if you don't have a basic knowledge of technology, but a Berkeley nonprofit has been training people for decades. 
San Quentin Prison Employee Also Volunteers For Programs Helping Turn Inmates' Lives AroundRaphaele Casale, who works in the warden's office at San Quentin State Prison, also volunteers at the prison when she's off the clock for programs that help inmates turn their lives around.
Bay Area High School Senior Develops STEM Curriculum For Young GirlsA high school senior who, as an 8th grader, created a device to sense heat stroke and dehydration is now introducing others to the joy of innovation.
Women Establish Program Teaching San Quentin Prison Inmates Culinary, Life SkillsTwo women came up with such a popular recipe for a prison education program, there are dozens of inmates waiting to enroll.
Teens Help Seniors Learn To Cook Using Eco-Friendly Slow-CookerTwo Marin County teens are helping senior community members preserve personal health, save resources and money during cooking.
Woman Leaves Corporate World To Lift Up Foster Youth Through Non-ProfitNationwide data show foster children are far less likely than their peers to go to college, and about half of them become homeless within a year and a half of living on their own. But a Bay Area woman is helping foster youth soar.
San Francisco Youth Services Leader Left Corporate World Behind To Dedicate Himself To Helping KidsKian Alavi loves what he does and who he does it for. As the Deputy Director at San Francisco's Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Alavi oversees five different youth services programs for the organization.