Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 10:35 AM PDT

South Bay Artist, Vietnam War Vet, Inspiration Behind Successful Mental Health Program

South Bay Artist, Vietnam War Vet, Inspiration Behind Successful Mental Health Program

The Santa Clara County chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance On Mental Health, started PeerPals a decade ago.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 11:23 PM PDT

Real Life Superheroes "Saving The World One Good Deed At A Time"

Real Life Superheroes "Saving The World One Good Deed At A Time"

Just because Roxanne Cai and Nate Boeg don't have super powers doesn't mean they can't do super things.

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:01 AM PDT

11-Year-Old Elected To Seat On Board Of Directors For Homeless Non Profit

11-Year-Old Elected To Seat On Board Of Directors For Homeless Non Profit

The Executive Director of Downtown Streets Team says Natthan Mesfin brings fundraising experience, fresh perspective to board.

Friday, Mar 4, 2016 at 08:33 AM PST

Hayward Teen Responds To Friend's Violent Murder In Unexpected, Constructive Way

Hayward Teen Responds To Friend's Violent Murder In Unexpected, Constructive Way

Reymond Pardini heard people swear revenge over the death of his friend, Kionta Murphy, Jr. He chose a different, brighter path.

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:24 PM PDT

South Bay Homeless Shelter Goes Pet-Friendly With Help Of Corporate Neighbor

South Bay Homeless Shelter Goes Pet-Friendly With Help Of Corporate Neighbor

A dozen Home Depot volunteers spent a recent Friday installing $3,000 worth of kennels at HomeFirst's Boccardo Reception Center.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM PST

SF Couple Reunites Crime Victims With Their Belongings

SF Couple Reunites Crime Victims With Their Belongings

Michael Hofman and Janet Moyer's way of giving back is by giving back. Literally.

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 02:07 PM PST

Berkeley Magician Has World-Class Trick Up His Sleeve, But Not What You Might Think

Berkeley Magician Has World-Class Trick Up His Sleeve, But Not What You Might Think

Chuck Katis says he fell in love with magic at the age of five and soon discovered he had a real talent for it. It's not his only talent, though.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 11:18 AM PST

Teens Work With Ski Resorts to Keep Homeless Warm

Teens Work With Ski Resorts to Keep Homeless Warm

16-year-olds, Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom, run a non profit, Warm Winters, that collects warm, winter clothing from ski resort lost-and-founds and donates them to the homeless.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 03:09 PM PST

Morgan Hill Community Rallies Around Months-Long Effort to Bring Stray Dog in From the Cold

Morgan Hill Community Rallies Around Months-Long Effort to Bring Stray Dog in From the Cold

For two months, three Morgan Hill women played a game of cat and mouse with a stray, white dog.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:18 PM PST

East Bay Veteran, Musician Suffers Personal Setback In Fight Against PTSD

East Bay Veteran, Musician Suffers Personal Setback In Fight Against PTSD

John Preston gave everything had had in his mission to raise awareness about PTSD. He now realizes he is going to have to give more.

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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