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10,000 Presentations

Last Update: 11/3/2013 2:43 PM

By Will Spargur

This October NorCal matched a record number of RPCVs to speak to community groups but it is only a drop in the ocean. We can do much more.

The internet has brought information about the world to our fingertips, along with the perception that everything we need to know can be found online, but exposure does not equal understanding. The lessons learned by Peace Corps Volunteers who dedicate two years living within their host communities cannot be Googled.

There are thousands of community groups and thousands of returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in Northern California. NorCal is dedicated to bring them together to increase understanding about communities around the globe. To do that we need to be proactive about raising awareness of our Speakers Bureau among target communities. We need outreach coordinators willing to develop networks and generate requests for RPCVs to do presentations.

Peace Corps Week is February 23 to March 1st. Peace Corps has set a goal of having 10,000 RPCV presentations. Help NorCal be a big part of making that goal a reality and signup to be an outreach coordinator today (speaker@norcalpca.org).