#VoicesofJAF December 3rd – Patricia Manubay

December 3, 2015 by

“The purpose of DreamBoxes is not only to give students the supplies and resources that they need for school, but also the empowerment and encouragement and that support they need to pursue their dreams.” We met Patricia Manubay when she first joined Students in Action as a shy high school sophomore. Fast forward three years […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 2nd – Brittany Amano

December 2, 2015 by

“I started off with a small food drive with me and three of my closest friends. And we’ve grown to a large organization that impacted over a 150,000 people.” -Brittany Amano We met Brittany Amano when she submitted in BIG IDEA in the 2015 LEAD360 Ideas Contest. Brittany grew up hungry. When she was just […]

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Giving Tuesday is Here – Help Us Get Matched! #VoicesofJAF

December 1, 2015 by

“I believe we are created to do all we can, each in our own way, to heal the world. We heal the world by serving those who suffer, need and want. Answering the call to service is a core part of living fully and being authentically human.” -Joe Sanberg Giving Tuesday has arrived and we’re […]

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Giving Tuesday and Helping JAF this December

November 13, 2015 by

Here at the Jefferson Awards Foundation, we power public service. We are America’s gold seal of public service. Like our namesake, we believe engaging in social good inspires purpose – and drives lasting solutions for our communities and the nation. Our five programs accelerate and amplify public service. We deliver tools for collective engagement and empower anyone to make an impact. We train and activate […]

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Every Kid Deserves the Tools to Dream

September 14, 2015 by

LEAD360 is a platform for simple, fun service that is easy for everyone, powered by youth-driven solutions. It is a 2-phase challenge. Phase 1 is a contest where we gather the best ideas of young people. Patricia Anne Manubay was this year’s winner of Phase 1 in Education & Literacy. She is an 18-year old graduate […]

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The Jefferson Awards Foundation Partners with Compton Unified School District to Promote Public Service Among Student Population

August 4, 2015 by

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) JULY 28, 2015 The Jefferson Awards Foundation, America’s most prestigious and long-standing organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service, announced today a new partnership with the Compton Unified School District. The Jefferson Awards Foundation will work closely with the 35 schools and 23,000+ students in the Compton School District to […]

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#Dreamboxes Goes to the Philippines

July 9, 2015 by
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This post comes from #LEAD360 winner & #Dreamboxes founder Patricia Manubay, who was recently able to bring her project to the Philippines.   On June 8, 2015 my family and I traveled to Sito Lunao Elementary School in Laguna, Philippines. It was a small school for kinder to grade five students located at the very […]

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#Voicesof JAF – Julie Rubini On Impact

July 2, 2015 by
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This post originally appeared on Julierubini.com – read it here: The young woman walked confidently up to the wooden lectern, with the beautiful bright blue Jefferson Awards Foundation logo sparkling with all the camera flashes. Without hesitation she began her story. “At the age of eight my father was incarcerated for one hundred and thirty-five […]

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National Ceremony Wrap-Up

July 1, 2015 by
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A NOTE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HILLARY SCHAFER We did it! Our 43rd Annual National Ceremony in Washington, DC was a huge success. The overall event spanned three days and included a summit for our Champion companies, a youth empowerment event, a GlobeChangers bootcamp, a service project that engaged all of our constituents, and the […]

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Corinne Hindes: Simply Irresistible

January 23, 2015 by
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Today’s post comes from Corinne Hindes, the co-founder of Warm Winters. Corinne is a JAF GlobeChanger & a member of the Think Big Team. Can an ordinary teen change everything with a simple idea? Growing up, the world seemed impossibly large and complicated to me; there were so many puzzle pieces to put together, and the […]

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