Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM PST

13-Year-Old Youngest to Receive VC Funding

13-Year-Old Youngest to Receive VC Funding

Intel Capital announced Tuesday it is funding Braigo Labs and it's founder, 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM PDT

Tech Brings Grandfather's Voice, War Stories Back

Tech Brings Grandfather's Voice, War Stories Back

Matt Skryja has heard many people tell stories about his grandfather's World War II service. But he never had the chance to hear his grandfather tell them. Until now.

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 01:27 PM PST

Seniors Carve Heartfelt Symbols Of Thanks For Wounded Vets

Seniors Carve Heartfelt Symbols Of Thanks For Wounded Vets

Over the past four years the Tri-Valley Wood Carvers have crafted more than 50 personalized, ceremonial canes for wounded veterans.

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 12:04 AM PST

Pleasanton Man's Colorful Gesture To Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds To Join Him

Pleasanton Man's Colorful Gesture To Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds To Join Him

Valerie Brosdal admits the month following her cancer diagnosis was a dark time. All her husband, Ralph Kapostins, wanted to do was make her smile. He had no idea so many others would want to help him.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:05 PM PST

San Jose City College Basketball Coach Continues Winning Ways

San Jose City College Basketball Coach Continues Winning Ways

With more than 800 wins, Coach Percy Carr has won more games than any California community college ever.

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 06:27 AM PST

Family Celebrates Gift of Life By Returning the Favor

Family Celebrates Gift of Life By Returning the Favor

Janice and Gary MacKinnon never thought they would adequately be able to thank the Millard family for saving the life of their son, Jake, through organ donation. This year, though, Janice came awfully close.

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:49 AM PST

East Bay Man's Mission Is Teaching Carpentry To Children

East Bay Man's Mission Is Teaching Carpentry To Children

Michael Glass has, for the past 32 years, been teaching children, some as young as 5, to handle saws, hammers and drills.

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM PST

Dawson's Light

Dawson's Light

One family's emotional connection to a San Francisco landmark.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 02:33 PM PDT

Prosecutor Donates Confiscated Cell Phones To DV Shelter

 Prosecutor Donates Confiscated Cell Phones To DV Shelter

The latest batch of 200 phones donated to Nextdoor Solutions To Domestic Violence were made up primarily of cell phones confiscated from prisoners at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:53 AM PST

When South Bay Non Profit Connects Autistic Boy With Goat, Great Things Happen

When South Bay Non Profit Connects Autistic Boy With Goat, Great Things Happen

Jon Coleman was 10 years old when he met FroYo the goat. It turned into relationship that, Jon says, changed his life for the better.

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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