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 can a returned Peace Corps volunteer talk about two of the most transformative years of their lives in ten minutes? ... read more
The list of candidates running for open positions on the Board Starting Jan 31, 2015 ... read more
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
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
By Tess Marstaller
NorCal’s first Recently Returned Thanksgiving event was a huge success! Thanks to an outpouring of generosity from two RPCV hosts and the positive energy of 30 parti ... read more
By Alan Toth
The third and final Third-Goal Film Night took place in San Jose on Thursday November 6th. The event was hosted by a San Jose publishing company and art gallery called Art Bout ... read more
By Will Spargur
How did you get involved in Storytelling?
I went to a Story Jam and thought, ‘This is cool.’ The stories were so good and I wanted to try it out. Then I got an email from you ... read more
By John Hoban
Sometimes the best projects come together at the last minute.
Justina Wu had seen that happen many times as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, but it wasn’t until she volunteered t ... read more
By Sarah Michelle Sterling
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Fall 2014 RPCV Story Jam in Monterey! The event was held at the Monterey Hostel, and we had over sixty people in atte ... read more
All funding for the NorCal 2014 Grants Recipients has been distributed.
Honey and Beeswax project of the Dumagat Remontado, Philippines ($1,800)
Mr. Dazzle Lapadis of the Philippine ... read more
On Saturday, October 11th, twenty-two RPCVs, along with some of their friends and family, spent the day doing trail maintenance in Point Reyes. This event is a long standing NorCal PCA tradition and ... read more
By Will Spargur
How did you get involved with the Storytelling Series?
I saw that there would be a workshop in Palo Alto. I wanted not to perform but to learn the structure of how to tell a ... read more
It’s been nearly one year since protestors began gathering in the Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, eventually forcing out President Viktor Yanukovych. In the following turmoil Russia annexed Crim ... read more
On October 30th, the San Francisco Giants were not the only ones celebrating. Last Thursday we celebrated the one year anniversary of sharing cross cultural stories with the public with our second annual Scary Story Jam in San Francisco. ... read more
Sharon Heiny (Ukraine, 09-10) has been Editor-in-Chief of the Newsletter since 2011. She generously donated her time developing content, rounding up volunteer authors and editors, and choosing interesting and unique themes for each monthly edition. ... read more
Calling all designers and creative types! We want your submissions eye-catching banner and tagline to promote Peace Corps Connect 2015 national conference we are hosting in Berkeley on June 5-6. The winner(s) of the contest will receive $250 in prizes. ... read more
Come to our Annual Welcome Back Party for Recently Returning Volunteers on Sept 20 to show the newbies their service is appreciated and what a great support network NorCal provides ... read more
This month we are rolling up our sleeves in preparation for a busy year of spreading the Third Goal. NorCal will be hosting workshops on giving classroom presentations and more storytelling workshops and jams. ... read more
Lizzie LaCroix is a Development and Outreach Associate at Hesperian Health Guides, the publisher of, 'Where There Is No Doctor'. Although Lizzie is not an RPCV she had a great cross cultural story to tell. ... read more