Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 09:12 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: First Place For Youth

50 Fund Game Changers: First Place For Youth

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:48 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: Juma Ventures

50 Fund Game Changers: Juma Ventures

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:18 AM PST

Finding Their Voice: Aphasia Patients At CSU East Bay Form Singing Group

Finding Their Voice: Aphasia Patients At CSU East Bay Form Singing Group

Those who suffer from aphasia, a communication disorder common among those who have suffered strokes or brain injuries, often have great difficulty speaking. Singing, however, is not out of the question.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 06:51 AM PST

South Bay Churches Turn Sanctuaries Into Shelters For Homeless Women This Winter

South Bay Churches Turn Sanctuaries Into Shelters For Homeless Women This Winter

Holy Spirit Catholic Church in San Jose has organized a coalition of four churches that will take turns housing 15 homeless women throughout the winter.

Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 03:47 PM PST

Couple Recounts Battling Valley Fire to Save Neighborhood

Couple Recounts Battling Valley Fire to Save Neighborhood

For 72 hours, John and Teri Gormley battled flames from the Valley Fire, keeping the blaze at bay and saving their neighborhood in the process.

Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 at 07:05 AM PST

Man Hikes Pacific Crest Trail So Stranger Can Walk

Man Hikes Pacific Crest Trail So Stranger Can Walk

Eugene Yoon says he was inspired by Ellen Degeneres to "be kind to one another." The one he chose to be kind to was Arthur Renowitzky

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Each week NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas profiles the people, the groups, and the companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live. Bay Area Proud stories are success stories; inspiring profiles of those making a positive change in our communities. Do you know someone who we should profile? Contact garvin.thomas@nbcuni.com