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May, 2014

Of Loss and Laughter, But Never a Loss of Laughter: A Tribute to Don Sergio

Posted: 6/1/2014
By John Hoban “¡Tú eres camote!” An argument broke out between a tall and slender gringo and wily mustachioed local at a small rural market in Costa Rica. And now the argument was escalating. Cal ... read more

Grants Proposals due August 31, 2014

Posted: 6/1/2014
The Grants Program provides an opportunity for NorCal members to support a project in your country of service or a worthy project you know about. We want to hear from you! Applications are accepte ... read more

May Third Goal Report

Posted: 6/1/2014
The Third Goal Report documents our ongoing efforts to promote understanding between peoples of the world, commonly know as Peace Corps' Third Goal. May 3, Third Goal Film Series, Oakland ... read more

Book Review: Kilometer 99

Posted: 6/1/2014
By Meg Carter Tyler McMahon served in El Salvador in 2001, the year two major earthquakes devastated the country on January 13th and February 13th. His novel, Kilometer 99, captures the mora ... read more

World Mural Project at Ohlone Elementary School

Posted: 5/14/2014
By Meredith Vostrejs To raise global awareness, NCPCA supported the painting of a world map mural at Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto. The world map project is a Peace Corps tradition, starte ... read more

April Third Goal Report

Posted: 5/14/2014
April was a jammed pack month with our huge story jam in SF, Volunteer Send Offs in Fresno and San Francisco and much more ... read more

A Ground Level Perspective to World Events

Posted: 5/13/2014
Will Spargur NorCalPCA President NorCal’s transformation over the last 4 years has been extraordinary.   Our community engagement continues to grow at a phenomenal rate.  In April we reached ... read more

The Quiet Side: Western Ukraine

Posted: 5/13/2014
By Will Spargur In April we interviewed returned volunteers who had served in the tumultuous eastern part of Ukraine.  And while the east continues to draw headlines the picture is incomplete witho ... read more

They Think You Have No Family

Posted: 6/1/2014
By Marlow Schindler As a Community Health Volunteer Britany Schneider found herself at the intersection of health and agriculture.  Although her community had a legitimate need, the local health ... read more