Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 09:50 AM PDT

Daughter Bakes Mom's Favorite Cookies For Alzheimer's

Daughter Bakes Mom's Favorite Cookies For Alzheimer's

Sharon Lucas may no longer remember all the hours she spent baking with her daughter, Laura. But Laura certainly does.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 01:19 PM PDT

Merchant Mariner Works to Correct Historical Oversight

Merchant Mariner Works to Correct Historical Oversight

In World War II, 9,000 of Jack Beritzhoff's fellow Merchant Mariners lost their lives. Beritzhoff believes it's about time they were honored for their bravery and sacrifice

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 02:43 PM PDT

For Giant Race's Top Fundraiser, One Good Deed Leads to Next

For Giant Race's Top Fundraiser, One Good Deed Leads to Next

The more than $100,000 Cristina Solorio has raised for Project Open Hand through the Giant Race is just the beginning of her good work.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:23 PM PDT

San Francisco Non Profit Celebrates Milestone Keeping Youth "Alive And Free"

San Francisco Non Profit Celebrates Milestone Keeping Youth "Alive And Free"

By every measure, Dr. Joseph Marshall Jr. is a smart man. Except, he says, for that one time he made a "foolish" promise back in the late 1980's. One, that he has been delivering on to grateful youth ever...

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:09 PM PDT

Silicon Valley College Students Aim To Help The Most People, Not Make The Most Money, With Their Tech Inventions

Silicon Valley College Students Aim To Help The Most People, Not Make The Most Money, With Their Tech Inventions

The mission of Santa Clara University's Frugal Innovation Lab is to create technology that will help the world's poor live a better life.

Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:11 PM PDT

Great White Shark Thwarts Marathon Swim in San Francisco Bay

Great White Shark Thwarts Marathon Swim in San Francisco Bay

Simon Dominguez and Kim Chambers are members of Night Train Swimmers, a group of long-distance swimmers who dream up epic swims to challenge themselves and raise money for charity.

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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