San Leandro High School history teacher and coach Jack Nelson received the Jefferson Award for public service and was recognized in the July 26, 2008, edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Nelson also teaches physical education at John Muir Middle School. Two years ago, Nelson formed a Jefferson Service Group at San Leandro High School. The students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and senior centers and pick up trash.
He has raised money for Children's Hospital, the families of two San Leandro High students who were killed in Oakland, a boy who was shot and paralyzed while taking piano lessons in Piedmont, and for San Leandro sports programs. His next fundraiser is a half-marathon and will benefit the Davis Street Family Resource Center.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 26, 2008 10:31 AM | TrackBack