Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 02:30 PM PST

San Francisco Woman Recognized Nationally For Her Work With The Blind

San Francisco Woman Recognized Nationally For Her Work With The Blind

Kate Williams calls losing her eyesight in her early 50's a "blessing," because it lead her on a journey to the most meaningful work she has ever done.

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.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 01:59 PM PST

Bay Area Proud Updates

Bay Area Proud Updates

Garvin Thomas reports on updates to two Bay Area Proud stories.

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.

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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