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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 04:17 PM PDT

San Jose Artist With Cerebral Palsy Gets First Solo Exhibition

San Jose Artist With Cerebral Palsy Gets First Solo Exhibition

Don Ryker's parents say the expectation for Don growing up was that he could do anything he wanted to in spite of his disability. Like be a great artist.

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 08:48 PM PDT

Palo Alto Nonprofit Helps Thousands Cope With Grief

Palo Alto Nonprofit Helps Thousands Cope With Grief

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's husband, Dave, died in 2015, she had the resources to pay for the best grief counselors anywhere. She chose one, though, that doesn't charge anything.

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:52 PM PDT

CEO's Journey to Find Happiness Leads Him to Myanmar

CEO's Journey to Find Happiness Leads Him to Myanmar

Jim Barnett believes that people who think of others first lead happier lives. It's a theory he puts into practice at his company, Glint, as well working with those living with HIV and AIDS in Myanmar.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 07:30 AM PDT

Using Tech To Transform Lives Of Children With Disabilities

Using Tech To Transform Lives Of Children With Disabilities

The Technology Resource Center of Marin opened its doors 17 years ago and while the tech landscape has changed a lot since then, the center's mission has not: unlocking the potential of children with disabiliti...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 04:57 PM PDT

Girl Scout's Speech Leads to $1.8M in Funding For Playground

Girl Scout's Speech Leads to $1.8M in Funding For Playground

In order to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Esther Lucas didn't have to convince her city to spend millions to help children living with disabilities. It certainly didn't hurt, though

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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