NorCal News

Featured Storyteller: Frank Price

Posted: 5/1/2015
I went to the first story jam in Oakland, but I thought all these guys are so young and I didn’t know if my experiences were relevant.  But then I thought because I had an experience different from the newer people I wanted to share it. ... read more

The Perks of Being a Global Presenter

Posted: 5/1/2015
By Betsy Aaron Thank you RPCVs for another successful month sharing your stories and helping to expand the world for others! In April, our global presenters certainly delivered. Six RPCVs presen ... read more

I Am Proud to be a Member of NorCal

Posted: 5/1/2015
At this year’s bi-annual Point Reyes Service Day on April 11, a long time member came up to me after the event and said, ‘I am proud to be a member of NorCal’. ... read more

Achieving the Third Goal One Volunteer Opportunity at a Time

Posted: 4/1/2015
By Betsy Aaron Global Presenter Outreach Coordinator Thank you returned Peace Corps volunteers! The Global Presenters program had a fantastic March because of your generosity. By filling the ... read more

Featured Storyteller: Karen Drachler

Posted: 4/1/2015
Beyond Borders, NorCal’s international storytelling series, aims to fulfill the Third Goal of Peace Corps, promoting understanding between peoples of the world, using the age old tradition of sto ... read more

NorCal Grants News - Katie Christ Reports on a Recent Trip to Mali

Posted: 4/1/2015
Paul Laris and I traveled to Mali last month for the groundbreaking of the new Middle School campus.   We are tremendously grateful to the NorCal Peace Corps Association Grants Program for your ... read more

Letter from the President: Lynn Foden

Posted: 3/1/2015
Dear Friends, Hello, my name is Lynn Foden and I am honored to be the new President of NorCal.  I am filled with many emotions from excitement to trepidation. Can you remember the day you were a n ... read more

Launch of Beyond Borders Storytelling Series

Posted: 3/1/2015
February 17th saw a huge turnout for the launch of the new Beyond Borders Storytelling Series.  Around sixty people packed The Dark Room Theater. The theme of the night was *Kiss and Tell* and there was a lot of telling going on that night. ... read more

Peace Corps Guinea and Ebola

Posted: 3/1/2015
Two Volunteers share their experiences of the weeks leading up to the evacuation of Guinea in 2014 due to the Ebola Outbreak ... read more

Grants Update

Posted: 3/1/2015
By Marilyn Hyde, Grants Chair Promoting Productive Livelihoods Program in Morazán, El Salvador In 2014, NorCal Grants provided $850 to three PCVs involved in the Promoting Productive Li ... read more

2015 Festival of Cultures Recap

Posted: 2/8/2015
Click to View More Photos on Flickr The Northern California Peace Corps Association teamed up with the Ohlone Elementary School Global Awareness Team for this year’s, January 31st Annual Festival ... read more

What I Love About Being NorCal PCA’s Global Presenters Outreach Coordinator

Posted: 2/9/2015
When I saw the listing for an assistant for the NorCal Peace Corps Association’s speakers program, I hadn't been looking for a job. What grabbed me was “speakers program,” because where there are speakers, there are stories, and I love stories. ... read more

Peace Corps Prep

Posted: 2/10/2015
By Mary Casagrande The NorCalPCA Mentoring program continues to demonstrate value amongst prospective and returned volunteers! Our existing program, Mentoring for Recently Returned Volunteers, ... read more

Featured Storyteller: Megan McMahon

Posted: 2/10/2015
I was really nervous. I thought I would look at the audience and forget my entire story... ... read more

Congratulations to our newest board members

Posted: 2/10/2015
Every year approximately half of our board positions open or elections. This year we were blessed by a crop of candidates who bring remarkable credentials and energy to the board. ... read more

Preaching to the Choir Story Jam

Posted: 1/10/2015
Our final story jam of 2014, the Preaching to the Choir Jam, took place at Salle Events in San Francisco on December 18.  It was a cold rainy night and although the weather outside was frightful o ... read more

How do you talk about Peace Corps Service

Posted: 1/12/2015
How can a returned Peace Corps volunteer talk about two of the most transformative years of their lives in ten minutes?  ... read more

2015 Board Candidates

Posted: 1/1/2015
The list of candidates running for open positions on the Board Starting Jan 31, 2015 ... read more

2015 Board Elections

Posted: 12/1/2014
ABOUT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION BOARD ELECTIONS The Northern California Peace Corps Association is governed by an volunteer board of directors. Any Northern California Peace Corps ... read more

The Best Year Ever

Posted: 1/15/2015
By Will Spargur This is my last letter as President of the Northern California Peace Corps Association.  Our ByLaws limit the president to just four years but it has been a thrilling ride never- ... read more

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