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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:47 PM PDT

Letter From Son's School Starts Morgan Hill Woman On A Mission To Preserve History

Letter From Son's School Starts Morgan Hill Woman On A Mission To Preserve History

Thanks to Jan Strahan and her team of volunteers, Morgan Hill school children not only learn about California history, they are helping to preserve it.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:56 PM PDT

History On The Rails: Couple Volunteer To Share Their Family's Story, California History On Train

History On The Rails: Couple Volunteer To Share Their Family's Story, California History On Train

Charlie and Patty Kieffer's family history is part of the history of California.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 01:20 PM PDT

San Francisco Therapist, Volunteers Set Up Chairs, Want To Hear Strangers' Stories

San Francisco Therapist, Volunteers Set Up Chairs, Want To Hear Strangers' Stories

Sidewalk Talk is Traci Rubles' community listening project.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:48 PM PDT

No Course? No Problem. Fremont High School Student Creates Own AP Course, Thousands Enroll

No Course? No Problem. Fremont High School Student Creates Own AP Course, Thousands Enroll

Washington High School in Fremont had everything Moksh Jawa was looking for in a high school. Everything, that is, except one thing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:29 AM PDT

A Beautiful Tradition: Woman Helps Juvenile Offenders Show Love For Their Mothers For Past 20 Years

A Beautiful Tradition: Woman Helps Juvenile Offenders Show Love For Their Mothers For Past 20 Years

Megan Williams helps the young men and woman at Santa Clara County's Juvenile Hall create floral bouquets to give to their mothers for Mother's Day.

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:35 AM PDT

South Bay Mom's Own Story Motivates Her To Help Mothers Suffering From Depression, Anxiety

South Bay Mom's Own Story Motivates Her To Help Mothers Suffering From Depression, Anxiety

Cheryl Hart says one in seven mothers will suffer from post-partum depression or anxiety. Cheryl knows, she says, because she was one.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM PDT

"A Piece Of My Soul Was Filled:" San Ramon Man Who Says Guide Dog Changed His Life Now Giving Back

"A Piece Of My Soul Was Filled:" San Ramon Man Who Says Guide Dog Changed His Life Now Giving Back

Tom Kowalski and his guide dog, Dynamo, raised enough money to pay for three years rent for one of the Guide Dogs For The Blind's meeting places.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 03:53 PM PDT

"I Want Them To Have Everything I Had:" Oakland Teacher Crowdfunds To Save Seniors' Prom

"I Want Them To Have Everything I Had:" Oakland Teacher Crowdfunds To Save Seniors' Prom

Elle Jones believes the Castlemont High School class of 2016 deserves a celebration worthy of their achievement.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:37 AM PDT

San Mateo Woman Building Tiny Home In Driveway To Deliver To Homeless Friend

San Mateo Woman Building Tiny Home In Driveway To Deliver To Homeless Friend

Lisa Kolvites knows she can't help every homeless person in San Francisco. That won't stop her from helping just one, though.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:20 AM PDT

Coding For A Cause: Santa Clara University Students Give Up A Night's Sleep To Create Technology Addressing Social Need

Coding For A Cause: Santa Clara University Students Give Up A Night's Sleep To Create Technology Addressing Social Need

In Broncohack 2016, close to 100 Santa Clara University students had 24 hours to create a program or app that would help address a social need.

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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@nbcuni.com