Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:03 PM PDT

Castro Valley Man Walks The Length Of California So That Friend May Take His First Steps In Years

Castro Valley Man Walks The Length Of California So That Friend May Take His First Steps In Years

Eugene Yoon was thinking of Ellen Degeneres' admonition, "be kind to one another," when he decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for a paralyzed man he had never met.

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 at 05:49 AM PDT

Santa Clara Second-Grader, Family, Create Board Game Designed To Teach Children Basics Of Coding

Santa Clara Second-Grader, Family, Create Board Game Designed To Teach Children Basics Of Coding

Samaira Metha says she wanted to combine her three favorite things: board games, bunnies, and learning coding. Coder Bunnyz is the result.

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 09:50 AM PDT

Daughter Bakes Mom's Favorite Cookies For Alzheimer's

Daughter Bakes Mom's Favorite Cookies For Alzheimer's

Sharon Lucas may no longer remember all the hours she spent baking with her daughter, Laura. But Laura certainly does.

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 at 10:25 AM PDT

San Jose Triathlete And Cancer Survivor To Compete After Having Stomach Removed

San Jose Triathlete And Cancer Survivor To Compete After Having Stomach Removed

Steve Dang lost both his father and his sister to a rare form of gastric cancer. He was determined to write a different story for himself.

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 01:44 PM PDT

Richmond High School Program Showing Great Success Putting Students On College Track

Richmond High School Program Showing Great Success Putting Students On College Track

What started on a soccer field ten years ago, is paving the way to college for hundreds of Richmond High School students.

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 at 08:34 AM PDT

San Jose Teen Runs Growing Geo-Literacy Non Profit

San Jose Teen Runs Growing Geo-Literacy Non Profit

Arvind Sridhar believes you can't understand the problems the world faces, if you don't understand the world itself.

Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 at 01:41 PM PDT

Merchant Mariner Works to Correct Historical Oversight

Merchant Mariner Works to Correct Historical Oversight

In World War II, 9,000 of Jack Beritzhoff's fellow Merchant Mariners lost their lives. Beritzhoff believes it's about time they were honored for their bravery and sacrifice

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 02:43 PM PDT

For Giant Race's Top Fundraiser, One Good Deed Leads to Next

For Giant Race's Top Fundraiser, One Good Deed Leads to Next

The more than $100,000 Cristina Solorio has raised for Project Open Hand through the Giant Race is just the beginning of her good work.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:23 PM PDT

San Francisco Non Profit Celebrates Milestone Keeping Youth "Alive And Free"

San Francisco Non Profit Celebrates Milestone Keeping Youth "Alive And Free"

By every measure, Dr. Joseph Marshall Jr. is a smart man. Except, he says, for that one time he made a "foolish" promise back in the late 1980's. One, that he has been delivering on to grateful youth ever...

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:09 PM PDT

Silicon Valley College Students Aim To Help The Most People, Not Make The Most Money, With Their Tech Inventions

Silicon Valley College Students Aim To Help The Most People, Not Make The Most Money, With Their Tech Inventions

The mission of Santa Clara University's Frugal Innovation Lab is to create technology that will help the world's poor live a better life.

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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