Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

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.

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.

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:00 PM PDT

Alameda County School Helps Break School-To-Prison Pipeline

Alameda County School Helps Break School-To-Prison Pipeline

When an Alameda County Juvenile Court judge sentenced Dexter Harris to Camp Wilmont Sweeney, the young man had no idea what lucky break he had just gotten.

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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