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Featured Events

Jan 31, Palo Alto,
Festival of Cultures &
Annual General Meeting


Join us for our biggest event of the year. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California will team up with the Ohlone Elementary School Global Awareness team to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries at our Annual Festival of Cultures. We need volunteers for country presenations, international fashion show, cook international foods, organize cross culutral activities for kids and general volunteer help. Volunteer to Help>>

June 5-6, Peace Corps Connect
Registration is Open!


The National Peace Corps Association and the Northern California Peace Corps Association are pleased to announce that Peace Corps Connect will take place in Berkeley, Calif. on June 5-6, 2015. We look forward to a weekend of engaging speakers, dynamic workshops and opportunities for participants to network and share their Peace Corps stories! Details>>

Jan 31, Festival of Cultures

Last Update: 1/23/2015 11:00 AM

1/31/15 Sat (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Ohlone Elementary School
950 Amarillo Ave, Palo Alto
Contact:Will Spargur (will[AT]norcalpca[DOT]org)


FREE and open to the Public

Register

Festival Agenda
Volunteer!
Carpools to Palo Alto

Festival Of Cultures
Join returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California and the Ohlone Elementary School Global Awareness team to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries. There will be exciting presentations from returned volunteers from Kyrgyzstan, Panama, Senegal and many other countries, cultural fashion show, international food, hands on crafts for kids and adults panel discussions, storytelling workshops and much more.

Returned Volunteer Workshops
There will also be a workshop for recently returned volunteers on transitioning back to life in the states. And there will be resume reviews, and interviewing skills to help recently returned volunteers in their job search.

Annual General Meeting and Dinner (4pm-6pm)
Following the conference the Northern California Peace Corps Association will be holding it's annual general meeting, board elections and members social and an Indian theme dinner with a mix of chicken, lamb and vegetable dishes (NorCal Members $19, NonMembers $25, Children under 12 $10). 

DRAFT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am-11am Sessions
Country Displays
Hands on International Crafts
Presentations – Cameroon/Thailand
Presentations Workshop

11am-12pm Sessions
Country Displays
Hands on International Crafts
Presentations – Kyrgyzstan/Dominican Republic
Storytelling Workshop

12pm-1pm Sessions
Country Displays
Hands on International Crafts
Presentations – Armenia
Cultural Fashion Show

1pm-2pm Sessions
Story Hour
Presentations – Namibia/Panama
Transition Workshop for Recently Returned Volunteers

2pm-3pm Sessions
Panel Discussion - Ukraine
Presentations - Belize/Azerbaijan
Transition Workshop for Recently Returned Volunteers
Job Search Skills Workshops for Recently Returned Volunteers

3pm-4pm Sessions
Panel Discussion – Ebola Affected Countries
Presentations – The Gambia/Honduras

4pm-6pm Annual General Meeting
Following the conference the Northern California Peace Corps Association will be holding it’s annual general meeting, board elections and members social and an Indian theme dinner with a mix of chicken, lamb and vegetable dishes (NorCal Members $19, NonMembers $25, Children under 12 $10). 
Register

Volunteers
We still need volunteers for country of service displays from 10am-12pm, intercultural fashion show at noon and help with host country crafts (basket weaving, henna art, toy making, etc). Click here to Volunteer! 


Carpools to Palo Alto
If you can offer a ride or need a ride to Palo Alto please complete our Carpool signup.