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

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, 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.

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:48 AM PDT

Teacher Spends Thousands On Music Equipment For Students

Teacher Spends Thousands On Music Equipment For Students

Tim Wilson is determined to give his middle school students all the advantages they deserve no matter how much of his time, or money, it takes.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM PDT

Swiming 14,000 Laps In Memory Of Late Teacher

Swiming 14,000 Laps In Memory Of Late Teacher

Present-day students at San Jose's Presentation High School didn't know Claire Buchser. That didn't stop them from swimming thousands of laps, and raising thousands of dollars in her memory.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:42 PM PDT

Family of 8 Criss-Crosses U.S. Doing Chores For Those in Need

Family of 8 Criss-Crosses U.S. Doing Chores For Those in Need

What started as a way for Kami and Gregg Murset to get their 6 kids to do chores around their house has grown into a cross-country service marathon.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 02:55 PM PDT

Preserving History of Closed Sunnyvale School

Preserving History of Closed Sunnyvale School

Alumni of Sunnyvale High School may no longer have a school, but thanks the kindness of others, they still have a home.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 06:47 AM PDT

Father Of Cancer Patient Repays Act Of Kindness In Beautiful Way

Father Of Cancer Patient Repays Act Of Kindness In Beautiful Way

Darren Greenwood may only be an amateur artist, but his work is seen by millions of people a year. His latest, most personal work, however, is meant for a very special group.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 10:13 PM PDT

San Jose's IPA Sells Legal Cartoons to Benefit Teens

San Jose's IPA Sells Legal Cartoons to Benefit Teens

San Jose Independent Police Auditor LaDoris Cordell draws legal cartoon calendar and sells to benefit teen council.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:31 AM PDT

Unlikely Friendship Between Hollywood Actor and Special Olympian Leads To Movie Partnership

Unlikely Friendship Between Hollywood Actor and Special Olympian Leads To Movie Partnership

John J. Vogel began mentoring Jacob Price, a young man with special needs, shortly after they met at a Special Olympics event. Their mentorship, though, soon became a friendship.

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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