Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 12:54 PM PDT

Former Intel Executive, Stroke Survivor, Embarking On Epic Bike Ride

Former Intel Executive, Stroke Survivor, Embarking On Epic Bike Ride

Sean Maloney is constantly telling stroke survivors they can come back from there illness. He is going to spend the next two months proving it.

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:22 AM PDT

South Bay Man Forgoes Business Career to Help Foster Kids

South Bay Man Forgoes Business Career to Help Foster Kids

Andre Chapman was well on his way to a successful, and lucrative, career in technology, until he learned more about the struggles of children who age out of the foster care system. He decided to change his life,...

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 05:14 PM PDT

Man Volunteers To Clean Up Oakland Street, 36 Years Later, He's Still At It

Man Volunteers To Clean Up Oakland Street, 36 Years Later, He's Still At It

One day in 1979, Michael Lydon was heading home along Piedmont Avenue after helping his retired father maintain the grounds of their local church. He noticed the street was littered with trash, so he began...

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 01:09 PM PDT

South Bay Youth Theater Company Born Out Of Young Man's Struggle With Depression

South Bay Youth Theater Company Born Out Of Young Man's Struggle With Depression

Steven Brown says discovering theater saved him from a life with a bleak future. He is hoping his Chrysalis Youth Theater can help others conquer their problems as well.

Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 at 11:46 PM PDT

San Jose Teenager Turns $100 Seed Money Into $34K For Charity

San Jose Teenager Turns $100 Seed Money Into $34K For Charity

Starting with just a bit of money, and a key piece of knowledge, Sonali Ranaweera is doing remarkable things.

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 03:51 PM PST

Retired Engineer Tutors Sick Kids in Math

Retired Engineer Tutors Sick Kids in Math

Surrounded by doctors and nurses busily saving lives at Children's Hospital Oakland, Jerry Brody quietly changes them.

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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@nbc.com