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June, 2014

Grants Proposals due August 31, 2014

Posted: 7/1/2014
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! NorCal RPCV Debra Pritc ... read more

June Third Goal Report

Posted: 7/1/2014
Our Breaking Bad Story Jam packed then house featuring 5 Returned Peace Corps Speakers and international guests from Afghanistan and China ... read more

NorCal Selected to Host 2015 National Conference

Posted: 7/1/2014
By Will Spargur, NorCalPCA President I recently got back from the 2014 Peace Corps Connect Conference in Nashville.  I love going to these conferences.  They give me an opportunity to travel and ... read more

Phil Liston 1941-2014

Posted: 7/1/2014
Phil Liston (Colombia 64-66) passed away suddenly on June 30. Phil was a founding member of NorCal, a past president and an active, long-time member of our Grants Committee. Phil was a Co-ops ... read more

Making Lemonade Out of a Terrorist Attack

Posted: 7/1/2014
By John Hoban In rural Niger, villages go completely still and quiet in the afternoon. Locals come indoors for a nap and hide from the relentless midday sun and heat. But in the small village of S ... read more

A Day Without Rice is a Bad Day

Posted: 7/1/2014
By Marlow Schindler The verb “to eat a meal” in Malagasy translates literally as “to eat rice.” Homegrown rice is the staple food of people in Madagascar, served at every meal.  Rice is so highly ... read more

Evan and Ivan

Posted: 7/1/2014
>by Athalia Markowitz In 2011, as Peace Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary with festivities in host countries across the globe, Evan Frazer was in the second year of his service as a Youth D ... read more

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

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