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Featuring different 'corners' of our community and the world. Learn about people making a difference in big ways or small, organizations striving to help their neighborhoods, and individuals sharing their personal struggles and triumphs... here in the KCBS Community Corner.
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Safe Haven In Fremont For Domestic Violence Victims

September 11, 2013
Community Corner: For 35 years, SAVE, which stands for Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, has been providing services to those who have been abused in relationships and has been educating the community on the issue of domestic violence. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Executive Director Susan Schiller.
San Francisco Nonprofit Needs Volunteer 'Santas'
November 27, 2013
Community Corner: A San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless is looking for volunteers to 'play Santa' for more than 450 needy families. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Compass Family Services Executive Director Erica Kisch.
San Francisco Nonprofit Provides Comfort For Cancer Patients
November 14, 2013
Community Corner: Comfort Kits help bring immediate comfort and relief to those undergoing chemotherapy treatment. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Carrie Varoquiers, President of the McKesson Foundation which runs the Giving Comfort program, and Alexandra Morgan of Family House, one of the nonprofit distributors of Comfort Kits.
San Francisco Nonprofit Investing In Homeless Families
October 30, 2013
Community Corner: For the past 24 years, women in the Bay Area who found themselves homeless and pregnant had a place to turn, thanks to a local resource center called the Homeless Prenatal Program. Over the years, their mission has expanded to move beyond prenatal care for mothers to holistic care for families. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Founder and
San Francisco Nonprofit Features Artists With Developmental Disabilities
October 23, 2013
Community Corner: During this National Disability Month, one San Francisco nonprofit is celebrating 30 years of serving a community of artists with developmental disabilities. Creativity Explored provides these artists with the means to create, exhibit, and sell their art in their studios and gallery, and around the world. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to A
Former Juvenile Delinquent Receives California Peace Prize
October 16, 2013
Community Corner: The California Wellness Foundation presented their annual California Peace Prize on October 10, 2013, to some of the state's unsung heroes who have done tremendous work to promote peace and prevent violence. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talk to award recipient and Bay Area resident George Galvis.
Empowering Women From Afghanistan To San Francisco
October 9, 2013
Community Corner: A nonprofit that has been empowering women living in poverty around the world for the past 10 years is launching in the Bay Area. Rising International, based in Santa Cruz, is launching in the San Francisco Bay Area with a luncheon event in San Francisco on November 1st. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Founder and Executive Director Carme
Safe Haven In Fremont For Domestic Violence Victims
September 11, 2013
Community Corner: For 35 years, SAVE, which stands for Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, has been providing services to those who have been abused in relationships and has been educating the community on the issue of domestic violence. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Executive Director Susan Schiller.
San Francisco Nonprofit Offers Homeless Teens Second Chance
September 4, 2013
Community Corner: KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Kathie Lowry, Chief Development Officer of Larkin Street Youth Services.
Bay Area Teens Receive National Leadership Award
August 21, 2013
Community Corner: The Helen Diller Family Foundation presents ten young leaders in volunteerism nation-wide with the annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards and $36,000 each in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to the program manager as well as two of the local award re
Bay Area Nonprofit Collects Backpacks For Kids
July 24, 2013
Community Corner: As many kids and parents prepare to go back-to-school-shopping to get ready for the new school year, there are many who just don't have access to basic school supplies. That's where the Family Giving Tree comes in. Headquartered in Milpitas, this nonprofit is committed to providing backpacks filled with school supplies to those ch
Oakland A's Team Up With National Charity
July 24, 2013
Community Corner: The Oakland A's are preparing to battle the Los Angeles Angels this Friday, July 26th, but it's not just the players ready to work up a sweat. The wives of the Oakland A's players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Angie Balfou
Bay Area Mom Forgives Son's Murderer
July 3, 2013
Community Corner: One Bay Area mother was able to do something pretty remarkable: forgive the man who murdered her son. In the new documentary, Unlikely Friends, which will be screening in San Francisco on July 11th, Radha Stern of Mill Valley shares her story of tragic loss and extraordinary forgiveness. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Radha Stern.
Cancer Survivors Want Pink California License Plates
June 26, 2013
Community Corner: A campaign to create a pink breast cancer awareness California license plate is underway and seeking more supporters. This was initiated by four women from Contra Costa County who call themselves the Survivor Sisters, each one having bravely fought against breast cancer. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to one of the Survivor Sisters, Heather
San Francisco Peacemakers Honored
May 22, 2013
Community Corner: Community Boards has been providing conflict resolution and mediation to San Francisco residents, nonprofits, and businesses for the past 37 years. Every year this nonprofit organization identifies local peacemakers who have made a significant difference in their community. KCBS' Connie C. Kim interviews Darlene Weide, Executive Direct
Bay Area Nonprofit Encourages A Smart Summer
May 15, 2013
Community Corner: As Bay Area families gear up for summer activities, one local organization says it's important to avoid summer learning loss, or 'brain drain.' KCBS' Connie C. Kim interviews Ed Caballero, Executive Director of Edventure More.
Berkeley Native Stars As Broadway's Mary Poppins
May 1, 2013
Community Corner: Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town this week. The national tour of the Broadway musical Mary Poppins opens for a short run in San Francisco May 8th at the Orpheum Theatre. KCBS' Connie C. Kim interviews Madeline Trumble.
Bay Area Nonprofit Celebrates Trafficking Survivors
April 24, 2013
Community Corner: Freedom House, a locally based nonprofit, has been invested in rebuilding the lives of trafficking victims one by one for the past three years. In their upcoming fundraiser, they plan to celebrate the achievements made so far as well as raise funds to further their work in reaching more survivors. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Executive
Films From San Francisco To Senegal At Annual Festival
April 17, 2013
Community Corner: San Francisco film buffs should clear their schedule for the next two weeks. It's time for the 56th annual San Francisco International Film Festival coming up April 25th through May 9th. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Director of Programming Rachel Rosen.
New Coupon Site Helps Bay Area Schools
April 10, 2013
Community Corner: A new fundraising program has just launched in San Francisco with the hopes of helping local schools suffering from budget cuts. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Schoola's Director of Operations Kelly Murphy.
Nonprofit Rates Companies On Global Responsibility
March 7, 2013
Community Corner: KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Chris Jochnick of Oxfam America on their new 'Behind the Brands' campaign which rates the top ten food and beverage companies based on their social and environmental policies.
Traveling Peace Corps Style
February 27, 2013
Community Corner: KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to co-founder Jack Fischl.
Bay Area Man Offers Traveling Peace Corps Style
February 27, 2013
Community Corner: If your idea of a great travel experience is going to remote villages and being the only tourist in sight, hanging out with the locals, and lending a helping hand to local communities, there's a new site you should check out. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Keteka co-founder Adam Armstrong.
San Francisco Teens Recognized As Future Leaders
January 23, 2013
Community Corner: Seven Bay Area teens will be recognized for their community service and leadership on Thursday, January 31st, when the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco presents the 2013 Charles Schwab Citywide Youth of the Year. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco President Rob Connolly.
Design-Based Education In Berkeley
January 17, 2013
Community Corner: A local designer and educator based in Berkeley describes her unique curriculum in her newly released book 'Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives with Design-based Education.' KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Emily Pilloton.
Bay Area Kids Seek Mentors
January 9, 2013
Community Corner: As January is National Mentoring Month, Friends For Youth is actively looking for more adults to get involved. KCBS' Connie C. Kim talks to Recruitment Coordinator Jonathan Cowgill.