Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM PDT

Bay Area Teens Heading To India To Help Country's Poorest Children Learn English

Bay Area Teens Heading To India To Help Country's Poorest Children Learn English

The Bay Area non profit, Home of Hope, has a remarkable history of success helping India's poorest citizens. They are now looking to add another charitable chapter to their story.

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 08:31 AM PDT

Return Of Stolen Therapy Dog Allows Disabled Man To Continue Inspirational Work

Return Of Stolen Therapy Dog Allows Disabled Man To Continue Inspirational Work

When Arthur Renowitzky's stolen therapy dog, Love, was returned last month, it was hailed as good news. The real good news, though, is the work those two are able to continue doing.

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 07:38 AM PDT

Former Pixar Manager Opens Filmmaking Camp, Inspires Girls To Career In Movies

Former Pixar Manager Opens Filmmaking Camp, Inspires Girls To Career In Movies

Esther Pearl says she doesn't want to read another study or report telling her that women are underrepresented in the film industry. She wants to do something about it.

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM PDT

San Jose Retiree's One-Man Crusade Against Litter (2004)

San Jose Retiree's One-Man Crusade Against Litter (2004)

Don Eberhard will do anything to tackle California's litter problem. Well, almost anything. (This story originally aired in 2004)

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 01:20 PM PDT

Gilroy Family Adventure to Aid Blind Athletes

Gilroy Family Adventure to Aid Blind Athletes

It's a good bet the Kabai family's idea of a summer vacation is not like yours and mine.

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 03:02 PM PDT

Mill Valley Girl Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

Mill Valley Girl Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

Dan Bodner spent 11 months designing, and redesigning, prototypes for a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for children who need them. He's now testing on the first, of what he hopes are many, patients.

Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 at 05:12 PM PDT

The Inspirational Story Behind Giants Fan Who Bear-Hugged Romo After First Pitch

The Inspirational Story Behind Giants Fan Who Bear-Hugged Romo After First Pitch

For one night, Charlie Hughes made Giants' fans smile with his post-first-pitch antics. For many years, though, Charlie and his mother have been making lives of the developmentally disabled better.

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM PDT

Oakland 4th Grade Teacher Wins National Award

Oakland 4th Grade Teacher Wins National Award

Laura Strait is one of just four teachers around the country to win the Fishman Prize for Superlative Teaching Practice

Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 05:16 PM PDT

Bay Area Proud Updates

Bay Area Proud Updates

Their stories don't end when the tv story does: updates to previous Bay Area Proud Stories.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM PDT

Mill Valley Woman With Down Syndrome A Winner At National Special Olympics, A Role Model Back Home

Mill Valley Woman With Down Syndrome A Winner At National Special Olympics, A Role Model Back Home

What did Kim Chandler do after winning three swimming medals at the Special Olympics' USA Games? Kept winning, of course.

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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