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Featured Events

Sep 20 Welcome Back Party
Berkeley

WelcomeParty
Welcome back Peace Corps Volunteers who have recently completed their service. Food and drink will be provided. This event is open to all. This event is free to the newly returned and we ask everyone else to help support this event with a $10 donation.  More>>


Third Goal Workshops
Story Jam
Whether it's giving presentations at schools or telling your story at one of our story jams NorCal's workshops help RPCVs fulfill the Third Goal of Peace Corps, promoting understanding between peoples of the world. More>>


Mentoring Matters and More!!

Last Update: 5/7/2013 2:08 PM

MAKING IT HOME – WHAT’S NEXT?
Saturday, May 18th, 2-4 p.m.
San Francisco Main Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Rooms A
100 Larkin St, San Francisco

Grove Street entrance at Market Street - Civic Center BART/MUNI stop
Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/10Mb0EV

Calling all NorCalPCA mentors, mentees, and interested others for a special event designed to expand, exchange and extend support and resources for RPCVs. Current Peace Corps nominees are also welcome.

This event will be a great opportunity for RPCVS who may be interested in mentorship, or in providing one-time or short-term resource information to readjusting RPCVs! Mentees and recent RPCVs will meet with mentors and RPCVs who understand the adjustments of returning home. Activities will include time connecting with each other, hearing from mentorship pairs, and table topics related to reentry including career choices and changes, resume review, mock interviews, networking, graduate education, and information on many Bay Area community resources. This event includes focus on preparing RPCVs for the upcoming RPCV Career Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013.

To RSVP for Mentoring Matters and More!, and for more information on the Career Fair, see our website and events calendar at www.norcalpca.org, or email mentoring@norcalpca.org.

Learn more about the NorCalPCA Mentoring Program:
The NorCalPCA Mentoring Program provides valuable information and support to RPCVs. Recent RPCV mentees receive a welcome and helpful support through the initial readjustment, including receiving resources for jobs, graduate education, and often a new community. RPCV mentors provide a sounding board for advice, supply key networking contacts, review resumes and assist with career planning, and help mentees with the transition home from serving abroad to serving at home. Mentors provide connections to the Northern California RPCV community, including Third Goal activities. In addition, when RPCVs are considering possible shifts in their career direction, mentors can be identified to provide specific information from their own related experience.

Mentors and mentees sign up at www.rpcvmentoring.org. The NorCal Mentorship Coordinators review profiles and contact mentees and mentors to explore and develop matches.

NorCal Mentoring Program Coordinators: Martha Stein, RPCV Ecuador, 01-03 (heymarth[at]comcast[dot]net) and Madeline Wu, RPCV Peru, 09-11 (madelinewu[at]gmail[dot]com).