Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 09:32 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: La Clinica De La Raza

50 Fund Game Changers: La Clinica De La Raza

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 09:12 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: First Place For Youth

50 Fund Game Changers: First Place For Youth

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:48 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: Juma Ventures

50 Fund Game Changers: Juma Ventures

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:18 AM PST

Finding Their Voice: Aphasia Patients At CSU East Bay Form Singing Group

Finding Their Voice: Aphasia Patients At CSU East Bay Form Singing Group

Those who suffer from aphasia, a communication disorder common among those who have suffered strokes or brain injuries, often have great difficulty speaking. Singing, however, is not out of the question.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 06:51 AM PST

South Bay Churches Turn Sanctuaries Into Shelters For Homeless Women This Winter

South Bay Churches Turn Sanctuaries Into Shelters For Homeless Women This Winter

Holy Spirit Catholic Church in San Jose has organized a coalition of four churches that will take turns housing 15 homeless women throughout the winter.

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 08:29 AM PST

Man on Mission to Feed Homeless Neighbors' Dogs

Man on Mission to Feed Homeless Neighbors' Dogs

The grandest of gestures sometimes start with the simplest of things. In Paul Crowell case, he simply loves dogs.

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 02:13 PM PST

Walnut Creek Man Completes Journey To Discover Father's World War II History, Find The Men Who Saved His Life

Walnut Creek Man Completes Journey To Discover Father's World War II History, Find The Men Who Saved His Life

Thanksgiving Day 1944 has special meaning in the Zinn Family. It was the day Herb Zinn was rescued by fellow soldiers during the Battle Of Metz. His son, Richard, thought it was time someone thanked them.

Friday, Nov 20, 2015 at 09:51 AM PST

Preschool Teacher Becomes 'Bike Angel'

Preschool Teacher Becomes 'Bike Angel'

Candy Alcott says the 800 bicycles are the result of a single promise she made to a little boy.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 09:21 PM PST

Teen Health Van Rolls Into 20th Year On New Wheels

Teen Health Van Rolls Into 20th Year On New Wheels

Since first hitting the road, the Teen Health Van from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has provided more than 4,500 low-income and homeless young people with health services.

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 11:11 AM PST

Origami Master Creates Smiles For Sick Children At Oakland Children's Hospital

Origami Master Creates Smiles For Sick Children At Oakland Children's Hospital

Bernie Peyton says he has known of therapeutic powers of origami ever since he was a young boy, sitting at his sick sister's bedside, folding amazing creations and taking her mind off her illness.

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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