Deer Valley High School: Our Year in Service

May 7, 2018 by
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This year, student leaders at Deer Valley High School in the Bay Area joined the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students in Action program. This is the story of their year in service. This school-year, we have put together numerous projects to benefit our community, nation, and world by focusing on the hungry, needy, and homeless. We […]

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National Volunteer Week: Oakland High School

April 18, 2018 by
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This National Volunteer Week, we’re proud to recognize grassroots unsung heroes of all ages who don’t expect any recognition, but who deserve it anyway. Heroes like those at Oakland High School. Oakland High School is a public school of choice in Lafayette, Indiana. It is an alternative to the traditional high school option in the […]

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Watch Live: 2018 NYC Jefferson Awards National Ceremony

March 12, 2018 by
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Coping with Tragedy

February 15, 2018 by

Yesterday we witnessed another act of extreme violence. These incidents can be hard to process and talk about for both adults and young people. Below are a few resources to share with those who might be struggling after this latest tragedy. Times like this strengthen our belief in the importance of building connections between people […]

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2018 LEAD360 Voting!

February 12, 2018 by
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Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help

August 30, 2017 by
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Across the country, we have seen generosity, kindness, and heroism in response to Hurricane Harvey. Ordinary Americans have shown extraordinary resolve in a time of crisis.  As America’s largest multiplier of good, we are calling on the Jefferson Awards Foundation community to lend a hand. No matter where you are, here are a few ways to help […]

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Our Moment to Multiply Good

August 25, 2017 by
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The past few weeks have exposed a stain of racism, hatred, and bigotry that has no place in America and deserves no side in public debate. It’s times like these that call for not only a united voice against these forces of evil, but for a united front in the pursuit of good. Jefferson Award […]

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GlobeChangers Master Class – Waine Tam

July 19, 2017 by

The Jefferson Awards Foundation’s GlobeChangers program is an incubator for young social entrepreneurs, multiplying their impact through mentorship, training and a strong support network. The GlobeChangers team is proud to present our third GlobeChangers Master Class – a series of webinars that build meaningful dialogue between world-class mentors and the GlobeChangers community. Our third Master Class […]

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Nancy McCurrach, United Steelworkers

June 13, 2017 by
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Our Champions are organizations that partner with the Jefferson Awards Foundation to engage in meaningful public service and celebrate their communities with Jefferson Awards. Over a dozen Champions employees who have been honored with Jefferson Awards throughout the year will attend our National Ceremony, where two will be honored with a prestigious national Jefferson Award for […]

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Statement on Today’s Federal Budget Proposal

May 23, 2017 by

The Jefferson Awards Foundation strongly opposes the administration’s proposed cuts to public service programs and subsidized meals for children. Public service is foundational to being an American. Through 45 years of experience, we know public service provides an incredible dual impact: on communities and on the individuals who serve. It delivers tangible leadership and engagement skills that […]

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