KCBS Community Corner

The KCBS Community Corner

The KCBS Community Corner

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.

  • 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.
Teen Magician Daniel Rosenthal performs magic in hospitals. (Diller Teen Initiatives)

Community Corner: Bay Area Teen Magician Receives Philanthropy Award

A local Bay Area philanthropist has presented five California teens with $36,000 each to help further their vision to repair the world.


Food for Thought in Namibia

Community Corner: Feeding AIDS Patients From Sonoma To Africa

A local Bay Area nonprofit, dedicated to serving those affected with AIDS, is raising funds to help AIDS orphans in Africa.


(photo credit: aquariumofthebay.org)

Community Corner: Stinson Beach Shark Victim Turns Shark Advocate

A local teenage surfer was attacked by a shark at Stinson Beach back in 1998 and now he not only shares his story but has also dedicated his life to advocating for sharks and ocean conservation.


Elderly volunteer works with kids

Community Corner: Nonprofits Serving Bay Area Elderly Get Boost

Several Bay Area community projects will get some help in their efforts to serve their elderly neighbors thanks to $10,000 in grants awarded by Coming of Age Bay Area.


Girls Inc

Community Corner: First Resource Center For Girls In Oakland

Girls Inc. of Alameda County, a nonprofit that serves high-risk girls, broke ground on its new center in Oakland Thursday.


Cavalia Acrobat

Community Corner: San Jose Saddles Up For Unique Show

It’s an innovative, multi-media show involving 47 horses and acrobats from around the world performing amazing stunts. Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse is coming to San Jose July 18, 2012.


wine on dinner table

Community Corner: Eating Out For Charity

A locally-based program allows participants to help their favorite charities, simply by dining out.


Maurice Mazyck and Laura Schroff, 2011 (An Invisible Thread)

Community Corner: Request For Spare Change Leads To Life Change

A starving, homeless young boy asked a successful sales executive for some spare change. This is not an unusual scene…


hands around the world

Community Corner: San Francisco Comedy Show Celebrates Adoptees

A Bay Area based nonprofit is partnering with Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco for a Benefit Comedy Show where all the performers have one thing in common: they are all adopted.


trafficking victim

Community Corner: Human Trafficking Victims Celebrate New Life In The Bay Area

Freedom House is the only nonprofit in Northern California that houses these victims and provides aftercare. They recently celebrated the graduation of their 100th survivor.



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