Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 08:25 AM PDT

Volunteers Monitoring San Jose's Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Volunteers Monitoring San Jose's Peregrine Falcon Chicks

For the past eight years a pair of peregrine falcons have chosen to raise their chicks atop San Jose's City Hall, and every year a team of humans volunteers to help them do it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 05:11 PM PDT

Decade After Making National Headlines, "Sister T" Continues Making A Difference

Decade After Making National Headlines, "Sister T" Continues Making A Difference

When an order of nuns and members of the Junior League squared off against a Silicon Valley developer a decade ago it made national news. The nuns won. Then "Sister T" went to work.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 09:25 AM PDT

Long-Time Volunteers Keep Wind In Berkeley Non Profit's Sails

Long-Time Volunteers Keep Wind In Berkeley Non Profit's Sails

Most non profits would love to have a single volunteer who has been with them for twenty years. Berkeley's Pegasus Project has enough to fill a boat.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 05:54 PM PDT

Woman Determined To Help Less-Fortunate Children Be Better Prepared For School

Woman Determined To Help Less-Fortunate Children Be Better Prepared For School

Lynda Hall has set a goal of delivering 500 lightly-used backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless and needy children in Santa Cruz County.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 06:58 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud Updates

Bay Area Proud Updates

Garvin Thomas brings us up to speed on developments in previous Bay Area Proud stories.

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.

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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