Former Prosecutor Creates Non-Profit To Help Juvenile Offenders Get Back On TrackThis former prosecutor is working to keep juveniles out of jail and former inmates from going back.
Solar Invention Spurs Idea To Bring Light To Impoverished Communities Across GlobeHis “Lighting for Literacy” project has replaced kerosene and candlelight after sunset for students around the world.
Thousands Served As Community Leader Elevates SF Mission Neighborhood Center To New HeightsA Mission District community center is thriving thanks to his 40 years of leadership.
Lava Mae Provides Showers For Those Living On The StreetHer project is giving the Bay Area’s unhoused a sense of dignity, one shower at a time.
'Mayor' Of San Francisco Tenderloin District Works To Provide Tech Jobs To Underserved, At-RiskHe’s known as the “Mayor” of the Tenderloin and his nonprofit trains unserved neighbors for high-tech jobs.
Teaching Students How To Be Leaders Has Been Decades-Long Effort For Bay Area WomanHer creative curriculum helps students from around the world develop leadership skills.
Livermore's Culinary Angels Deliver Meals With Love To Those In NeedA Livermore woman who survived breast cancer is bringing healing and hope through food to people who are battling serious illnesses.
COVID Pandemic: San Francisco Restaurateurs Provide Meals And Help Filipino-American Owned BusinessesA pair of San Francisco restaurateurs facing challenges during the pandemic cooked up an idea to help Filipino-American owned businesses and feed their community at the same time.
Jefferson Award: Longtime San Francisco Businessman Gives Back To The CommunityA San Francisco businessman who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago is giving back to the community as a "thank you" for his life in America.
Jefferson Award: Sonoma Restaurant Owner Gives Back During Devastating YearThe owner of Glen Ellen Star in Sonoma stepped up during the devastating North Bay fires to give first responders a little star treatment.
Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teen Helps Encourage Young Students Through Distance LearningWhen the Bay Area began to shelter in place, Andrew Lu and several friends brainstormed how to encourage younger kids to keep?wanting?to learn.
Oakland Vintage Clothing Store Owner Wages Fight To Stop Human Trafficking As She Helps Victims HealThis week's Jefferson Award winner is at the forefront of the fight to stop human trafficking in Oakland, armed with love.
Jefferson Award Winners Give Free Hair Cuts To Men And Woman At Shelter During PandemicThree teens set up a weekly barbershop at Grace Baptist Church, in San Jose to serve the dozens of people who stay at the church shelter or come for a free shower or food.
Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Free Job Training To Unemployed Tech WorkersTwo longtime friends have teamed up to help jobless tech workers, giving for free a training program that would normally cost thousands of dollars a person.
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.