Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 04:59 PM PST

Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless

Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless

Daniel Rita says learning how to cut hair helped him get his life back on track. He now wants to help others do the same.

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, 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, Feb 27, 2015 at 06:49 AM PST

Federal Agents On The Hunt For Thousands Of Lost Depression-Era Paintings

Federal Agents On The Hunt For Thousands Of Lost Depression-Era Paintings

At the height of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration commissioned thousands of paintings to help struggling artists. The government would like to know where they went.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:34 AM PST

Castro Valley Dance Community Rallies Around Ailing Dance Teacher

Castro Valley Dance Community Rallies Around Ailing Dance Teacher

The video that 50 of Rob Perry's current and former dancers created was meant to raise money for his medical care. It is also raising Rob's spirits when he needs it the most.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM PST

East Bay Vet Moved to Revive Music Career

East Bay Vet Moved to Revive Music Career

John Preston has had some close calls with musical fame in the past. This time, though, the 32-year-old Iraq War veteran thinks his music, and his message, are finally the right fit.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 06:31 AM PST

Daughter Crochets 'Comfort' For Cancer Patients

Daughter Crochets 'Comfort' For Cancer Patients

It took Nicole Dow-Macosky five hours in front of a laptop to learn how to crochet. When she was done, she had a single square, and a big idea.

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 05:21 PM PST

Fast-Growing San Jose Non Profit Has Unconventional Secret To Success

Fast-Growing San Jose Non Profit Has Unconventional Secret To Success

At Sunday Friends' weekly gatherings, low income families earn while they learn.

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 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.

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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