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PCV Nathan Arnold in Panama recently provided an update about his Peace Corps project to build arborloo latr ... read more
July might be summer break at school but you would hardly know it by how busy our volunteers have been over the last month. We started on July 7th, with our first ever story jam at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. ... read more
by Heather White Mali (2003-2005)
One of the greatest coping strategies I developed while living in Mali was learning to lower my expectations of what I could accomplish. More specifically, I l ... read more
By Julia Lee
I don’t have a smartphone. I didn’t have one when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and if I had, things probably would have turned out differently.
It all started in September 2011 when ... read more
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
Our Breaking Bad Story Jam packed then house featuring 5 Returned Peace Corps Speakers and international guests from Afghanistan and China ... read more
By Will Spargur,
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 (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
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
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
>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