Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 06:35 AM PST

Home Run Hero Raises Money For Boy Mauled By Dogs

Home Run Hero Raises Money For Boy Mauled By Dogs

When Lucas Halstead learned the home run derby he had been invited to was for charity, he knew immediately who he wanted to help.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 02:16 PM PST

Sisters Have Plan to Help Children of Haiti

Sisters Have Plan to Help Children of Haiti

Kylie, Devon, and Piper Holland have been humanitarians about as long as they have been humans. They are now embarking on their biggest project yet: helping the children of Haiti.

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 05:34 PM PST

2013's Most Memorable Bay Area Proud Stories

2013's Most Memorable Bay Area Proud Stories

We count down the 10 most memorable Bay Area Proud Stories of 2013

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 09:32 PM PST

Retired Deputy Takes What He Learned From Death Row Inmates To Help East Bay Boys

Retired Deputy Takes What He Learned From Death Row Inmates To Help East Bay Boys

As an Alameda County Sherrif's Deputy for 26 years, Ken McCullum spend a lot of time with people who made all the wrong choices. In retirement, he's dedicated to helping kids make the right ones.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 10:31 AM PST

Former Restaurateur Puts Hundreds Of At Risk Kids On The Right Path

Former Restaurateur Puts Hundreds Of At Risk Kids On The Right Path

In 1993, Betty Ewing had what she calls her "noodle-on-the-wall" idea:" take students at risk of not graduating high school and place them in jobs in restaurant kitchens. Twenty years, and more than 800...

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 06:10 PM PST

South Bay Junior High Goes Where No Tweens Have Gone Before

South Bay Junior High Goes Where No Tweens Have Gone Before

Students at San Jose's Valley Christian High School have had such success sending experiments to the International Space Station, the've decided to give the younger kids a try.

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 04:16 PM PST

Rejected Business School Project Turns Into Amazingly Successful Charity

Rejected Business School Project Turns Into Amazingly Successful Charity

Jennifer Cullenbine's fellow graduate students at San Jose State didn't like her idea for a business school project. One million California children beg to differ.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 09:29 PM PST

Former Toymaker Becomes Christmas In the Park's "Chief Elf"

Former Toymaker Becomes Christmas In the Park's "Chief Elf"

When Denver Bradford retired, his son said it was only a matter of time before the former toymaker and maintenance worker would be back at work. What he didn't know was just what a perfect fit Denver's new...

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 04:07 PM PST

Classic Thunderbird Lovers Save Holiday Giving Tradition

Classic Thunderbird Lovers Save Holiday Giving Tradition

Jill Schwab's tradition of giving holiday gift bags to people in need was getting too big for her to handle so she called in the cavalry: each member riding two hundred horses.

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 09:44 PM PST

Turning Trash Into Teachers' Treasures

Turning Trash Into Teachers' Treasures

Mary Simon says she knew the idea she had for an education non profit was a good one. Twenty years of success have proven her right

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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@gmail.com
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