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Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 12:47 PM PDT

Bay Area Proud Updates: April 2017

Bay Area Proud Updates: April 2017

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Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM PDT

Fast-Growing Non Profit Making Strides Diversifying Tech Workforce

Fast-Growing Non Profit Making Strides Diversifying Tech Workforce

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:08 AM PDT

Wheels For Chad: San Jose Community Delivers On Promise Of New Van So Formerly Homeless Man Can Continue To Help Get Others Off Street

Wheels For Chad: San Jose Community Delivers On Promise Of New Van So Formerly Homeless Man Can Continue To Help Get Others Off Street

Chad Bojorquez says it's been a lifelong goal of his to drive. Thanks to the generosity others, he now can.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:45 PM PDT

Oakland's Cat Cafe Is Cute, Sure. It's Also Saving Hundreds Of Cats' Lives.

Oakland's Cat Cafe Is Cute, Sure. It's Also Saving Hundreds Of Cats' Lives.

Oakland Animal Services' euthanasia rate has plummeted since Cat Town opened its doors 6 years ago.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 08:50 PM PDT

"It's Like Stand-Up With Us": Stanford Professor, Oakland Teacher Bond While Teaching Cutting-Edge Curriculum To Middle Schoolers

"It's Like Stand-Up With Us": Stanford Professor, Oakland Teacher Bond While Teaching Cutting-Edge Curriculum To Middle Schoolers

Dr. Sam Savage went to West Oakland Middle School to prove a point. He ended up finding a partner-in-crime.

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 01:42 PM PST

A Dollar At A Time (And Sometimes Less) San Leandro Thrift Shop Helps Sick, Dying Children And Their Families

  A Dollar At A Time (And Sometimes Less) San Leandro Thrift Shop Helps Sick, Dying Children And Their Families

Dee Gonzales' experience with the Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop proves that sometimes our second choices can turn out first-rate.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:42 PM PST

Los Gatos Caterer Sees Business Boom With Hiring Of Developmentally Disabled

Los Gatos Caterer Sees Business Boom With Hiring Of Developmentally Disabled

Terri Piazza Shong says she wasn't looking to do a good deed. She just knew good workers when she saw them.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:48 PM PST

Milpitas Elementary School Students Construct Tiny Home

Milpitas Elementary School Students Construct Tiny Home

Rita Maultsby has been a big fan of project-based learning her entire teaching career. This year, she's given her students their biggest project ever.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:01 PM PST

52 Marathons In 52 Weeks? Ex-Smoker Sets Ambitious Running Goal

52 Marathons In 52 Weeks? Ex-Smoker Sets Ambitious Running Goal

Greg McQuaid wants other smokers to know it's never too late to quit and start living healthy.

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 at 10:02 PM PDT

One Dollar To Cure Cancer? Son Inspires CEO Dad To Start Ambitious Fundraiser For Cutting-Edge Treatments

One Dollar To Cure Cancer? Son Inspires CEO Dad To Start Ambitious Fundraiser For Cutting-Edge Treatments

Rider McDowell's goal is a big breakthrough in cancer treatment, one small donation at a time.

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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