Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 08:37 AM PDT

San Francisco Bike Non Profit Continues To Grow, Help Kids

San Francisco Bike Non Profit Continues To Grow, Help Kids

The Bike Hut is a low-key non profit in a very high-profile spot.

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDT

Stanford Law Students Learn Real Law

Stanford Law Students Learn Real Law

Stanford Law School runs 12 clinics to give their students experience in all types of law. Only one of them, though, is located off the campus. And that is no accident.

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM PDT

SF Woman Spends Decade Saving Thousands Of Newborn Kittens' Lives

SF Woman Spends Decade Saving Thousands Of Newborn Kittens' Lives

Toni Sestak says she was just a "normal" volunteer at an animal shelter when someone asked her to foster a mother cat and her kittens. Twenty years, and close to 10,000 kittens later, Toni is far from normal.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM PDT

NASA Scientist Proves Perseverance Pays Off

NASA Scientist Proves Perseverance Pays Off

Bill Borucki was convinced he had figured out a way to discover if there were other planets like Earth in the galaxy. It only took him 30 years to convince everyone else.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM PDT

San Jose Filmmaker Rushes To Tell The "Story Of His Life"

San Jose Filmmaker Rushes To Tell The "Story Of His Life"

What Chris Hennessy experienced in 2009 he wouldn't wish on anybody. He would, however, like to share it with everybody.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 05:54 PM PDT

Kids Dig Into Piggy Banks To Help Classmate With Cancer

Kids Dig Into Piggy Banks To Help Classmate With Cancer

Each March the students at East Palo Alto's Cesar Chavez and Green Oaks Academy choose a cause to "give back" to. This year, they didn't have to look very far.

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 08:48 AM PDT

Artist Turns Garbage Into Homeless Housing

Artist Turns Garbage Into Homeless Housing

Greg Kloehn has the eyes of an artist, the hands of a contractor, and a mind to blend the two in the most interesting, and compassionate of ways.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM PDT

Boy's Bad Haircut Leads to Wonderful Gesture for Kids Battling Cancer

Boy's Bad Haircut Leads to Wonderful Gesture for Kids Battling Cancer

After classmates teased him, Luca Glickman swore he'd never again shave his head in support of kids like his sister who battle cancer. Good thing he changed his mind.

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 05:08 PM PDT

Mother, Autistic Son Create Art Duo

Mother, Autistic Son Create Art Duo

Patti Gay has always seen the beauty in her autistic son, Noah. Now, through an ingenious collaboration, not only can others see it, they can buy a piece of it.

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 01:20 PM PST

High School Basketball Manager Becomes Unlikely Star Of Game

High School Basketball Manager Becomes Unlikely Star Of Game

After four years of quietly helping others shine in the spotlight, Lucas Cortez finally got his shot. And he nailed it.

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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