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Did you know that over one-third of local residents spend time volunteering in our community?

This makes Rochester one of the most active cities in America for volunteerism. Each year, the ESL Jefferson Awards honors individuals who tirelessly give of their time to help others in our community.

2022 ESL Jefferson Awards Show

2022 ESL Jefferson Awards Show


ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Steve Ball and the Dawgs

2022 ESL Jefferson Awards: Helping LGBT people 'live vibrantly at every age'

2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Teaching kids through robots

2022 ESL Jefferson Awards: Rochester man helping RCSD students realize his childhood dream

2022 ESL Jefferson Awards: 9-year-old leads playground effort

2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Anne Tischer

Anne Rischer is a 2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner. 


2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: London Booker

London Booker has devoted countless hours of coaching and mentorship to Rochester kids through the sport of lacrosse.  


2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Santii Patel

The ESL Jefferson Awards. Honoring outstanding volunteers. 


2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: DaTwan Dixon

DaTwan Dixon is a 2022 ESL Jefferson Award winner.  


2022 ESL Jefferson Award Winner: Steve Ball & The Dawgs

Since 2014, Steve Ball & The Dawgs have played countless shows, but have accepted no money.


ESL Jefferson Awards 2022 nomination form

Accepting nominations through February 6.  


ESL Jefferson Award winner's organization adds new dimension to underserved communities

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union are proud to partner in recognizing five individuals who have gone above and beyond as winners of the 2021 Jefferson Awards.


No kids sleep on the floor: ESL Jefferson Award winner tries to make bedtime a happier time

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union are proud to partner in recognizing five individuals who have gone above and beyond as winners of the 2021 Jefferson Awards. Meet one of the honorees, Shawn Ritchie.


ESL Jefferson Awards winner launches campaign to curb violence in Rochester

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union are proud to partner in recognizing five individuals who have gone above and beyond as winners of the 2021 Jefferson Awards. Meet one of the honorees, Clay Harris.


ESL Jefferson Award winner brings joy into the lives of children battling cancer

For most people, retirement means a chance to relax or maybe play golf, but retirement looks different for Lynne Stiefler.


'A Horse's Friend' brings joy to city kids amid spike in violence

Riders from "A Horse's Friend" saddled up and hit the streets of Rochester to try and spread a little joy.


ESL Jefferson Award winner committed to immigrant community in divisive society

News10NBC and ESL Federal Credit Union are proud to partner in recognizing five individuals who have gone above and beyond as winners of the 2021 Jefferson Awards.