Carole Curry – #VoicesofJAF

July 19, 2016 by
Carole Curry

“Some mornings I wake up and don’t feel like functioning. Then I remember Joshua and realize that as bad as I feel, I may be his only hope.” For the last six years Carole Curry has mentored a special needs student named Joshua. Now twelve years old, they have become so close that he calls her […]

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Maggie & Harper Cunningham – #VoicesofJAF

July 18, 2016 by
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“Our community has done a lot for us, and we feel like we should do something for it.” Maggie and Harper Cunningham volunteer in three ways. They are helpers for a special needs baseball team, teachers for citizenship class taught in Spanish, and founders of a 501(c)3 organization called Books and a Blanket. They are 11 […]

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Dr. Ted Goodfriend – #VoicesofJAF

July 15, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“They carry that message of help to the underserved into their practices and people have come back to me and said this inspired them to start to work for the underserved in their communities after they graduated.” – Dr. Ted Goodfriend on his students at the MEDiC program Dr. Ted Goodfriend’s medical students were bored. Tired […]

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Rafael Sarango – #VoicesofJAF

July 14, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“I’m so grateful for the Jefferson Awards and the inspiration I’ve gotten today. I’m 100% inspired to keep working every day even harder to make their voices heard.” Rafael Sarango calls it “love in action.” To the homeless youth he serves, it’s called hope. As Manager of the Young Adult Resource Center in Houston, each day Rafael offers […]

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Skyler James – #VoicesofJAF

July 13, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“This experience has been so humbling for me to see how many amazing people there are out in our country that are serving and helping others. Everyone that I have met has motivated me to do more to honor them.” Soon after Skyler James was born, she was abandoned in a cemetery wrapped in a […]

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Jeff Wilbarger – #VoicesofJAF

July 12, 2016 by

We believe that celebration is inspiration, and that by telling incredible stories about Jefferson Award winners, we inspire more people to participate in public service. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing stories from our National Ceremony, where Jefferson Award winners talked about their service and how winning a Jefferson Award magnifies their efforts and boosts their impact. They […]

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Sadiya Omar – #VoicesofJAF

July 11, 2016 by

We believe that celebration is inspiration, and that by telling incredible stories about Jefferson Award winners, we inspire more people to participate in public service. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing stories from our National Ceremony, where Jefferson Award winners talked about their service and how winning a Jefferson Award magnifies their efforts and boosts their impact. They […]

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Greenville Technical Charter High School – #VoicesofJAF

July 8, 2016 by

We believe that celebration is inspiration, and that by telling incredible stories about Jefferson Award winners, we inspire more people to participate in public service. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing stories from our National Ceremony, where Jefferson Award winners talked about their service and how winning a Jefferson Award magnifies their efforts and boosts their impact. They […]

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Dr. Patricia Curtin, Christiana Care Health System – #VoicesofJAF

July 7, 2016 by

We believe that celebration is inspiration, and that by telling incredible stories about Jefferson Award winners, we inspire more people to participate in public service. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing stories from our National Ceremony, where Jefferson Award winners talked about their service and how winning a Jefferson Award magnifies their efforts and boosts their impact. They […]

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Arne Duncan – #VoicesofJAF

July 6, 2016 by

We believe that celebration is inspiration, and that by telling incredible stories about Jefferson Award winners, we inspire more people to participate in public service. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing stories from our National Ceremony, where Jefferson Award winners talked about their service and how winning a Jefferson Award magnifies their efforts and boosts their impact. They […]

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