Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 05:43 AM PST

Boy Scout Helps Sex Abuse Victims

Boy Scout Helps Sex Abuse Victims

After five years building her nonprofit, The Grateful Garment Project, Lisa Blanchard thought she had seen it all. Then, a Boy Scout knocked on her door.

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 09:18 PM PST

Dream Convinces Aspiring Rapper to Become Superhero

Dream Convinces Aspiring Rapper to Become Superhero

Ricky Mena says his new purpose in life, dressing as Spider-Man to cheer up underprivileged and sick children, was given to him in a dream by his late grandmother.

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM PST

"Wishing Tree" Spreads Holiday Spirit

"Wishing Tree" Spreads Holiday Spirit

Four years ago, Vanessa Sabarese read a book about the power of wish-making to change one's life. It's a lesson she has been sharing with her Noe Valley neighbors with great success.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:18 PM PST

SJ Woman Running From NY to Bay Area to Support Navy Seals

SJ Woman Running From NY to Bay Area to Support Navy Seals

Christina Lee has been on the road for the over four months, running across more than a dozen states and covering 2,700 miles, in honor of the Navy Seals. She hopes her journey from New York to the Bay Area will...

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:48 AM PDT

Teacher Spends Thousands On Music Equipment For Students

Teacher Spends Thousands On Music Equipment For Students

Tim Wilson is determined to give his middle school students all the advantages they deserve no matter how much of his time, or money, it takes.

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 08:35 AM PST

Pizza-Maker Pays It Forward by Feeding Sick Kids

Pizza-Maker Pays It Forward by Feeding Sick Kids

Ron Arguello says ever since he bought his mobile, wood fired, pizza oven he can't wait to start it up each weekend. That was never more true than on night last month at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:25 PM PST

Sunnyvale Football Coach Brings Team, School Together With New Uniform Tradition

Sunnyvale Football Coach Brings Team, School Together With New Uniform Tradition

In a new twist on an old tradition, coach asks players to give jerseys to teachers who have made a difference in their lives.

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 04:59 PM PST

Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless

Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless

Daniel Rita says learning how to cut hair helped him get his life back on track. He now wants to help others do the same.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM PST

13-Year-Old Youngest to Receive VC Funding

13-Year-Old Youngest to Receive VC Funding

Intel Capital announced Tuesday it is funding Braigo Labs and it's founder, 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 01:27 PM PST

Seniors Carve Heartfelt Symbols Of Thanks For Wounded Vets

Seniors Carve Heartfelt Symbols Of Thanks For Wounded Vets

Over the past four years the Tri-Valley Wood Carvers have crafted more than 50 personalized, ceremonial canes for wounded veterans.

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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