Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 02:06 PM PDT

SF Volunteers Give Old Dogs New Life

SF Volunteers Give Old Dogs New Life

Seven years ago, Sherri Franklin opened her heart and her home to older, unwanted dogs. Her non profit, Muttville, is now closing in on its 2,000th rescue.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM PDT

Bayview Youth Prepared For Career In High Fashion

Bayview Youth Prepared For Career In High Fashion

Traci Peace Greco founded "Visions of La Moda," a program in San Francisco's Bayview District to prepare young urban women for a career in high-fashion. The nonprofit is in its ninth year and operates out...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 02:44 PM PDT

Menlo Park Man On Quest to Honor Veterans

Menlo Park Man On Quest to Honor Veterans

Robert Beresford Williams has written to every college in the country in his effort to honor veterans during football games.

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:09 PM PDT

Cupertino Teen Scores Another Major Science Award

Cupertino Teen Scores Another Major Science Award

Natalie Ng, winner of a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship, says the key to her success in science is simple: it's fun.

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM PDT

Legendary Coach Trains Blind Athletes To Judo Success

Legendary Coach Trains Blind Athletes To Judo Success

Willie Cahill is one of the most decorated judo coaches in the history of his sport. He says what he is doing now, though, is the most rewarding thing he has ever done.

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM PDT

Bay Area Non-Profit Working To Close Skills Gap

Bay Area Non-Profit Working To Close Skills Gap

Millions of young people in the country are unemployed at the same time millions of jobs are unfilled. What's the problem? The youth don't have the skills the jobs require. Year Up Bay Area is trying to...

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 02:13 PM PDT

San Francisco's Guerrilla Gardener Beautifies Potrero Hill

San Francisco's Guerrilla Gardener Beautifies Potrero Hill

Annie Shaw believes it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. One San Francisco neighborhood is prettier because of it.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM PDT

Bay Area Girl's Lemonade Stand Against Slavery Grows

Bay Area Girl's Lemonade Stand Against Slavery Grows

Vivienne Harr set up a lemonade stand every day for a year in an effort to fight child slavery. Turns out that was just the beginning.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM PDT

San Jose Teacher Offers Free SAT Prep Course

San Jose Teacher Offers Free SAT Prep Course

It is a lucky person who can answer with a single word the two following questions: "what's your profession?" and "what's your passion?"

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 09:09 AM PDT

"Chemo Song" a Hit With Stanford Cancer Patients

"Chemo Song" a Hit With Stanford Cancer Patients

Apparently, it isn't enough for nurses and staff at the Stanford Cancer Center to just save patients' lives.

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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
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