NorCal News

Posh Corps Review

Posted: 4/15/2014 11:49 PM
Posh Corps? Or Peace Corps? Every Peace Corps experience is different based on the host country, rural versus urban location, multiplicity of ethnic groups living together and a milliard of other factors. ... read more

March Volunteer Services Report

Posted: 4/15/2014 11:38 PM
On March 15 our East Bay Director Katherine Macdougall facilitated a job search workshop featuring Joe Lurie, RPCV Kenya ... read more

March Third Goal Report

Posted: 4/15/2014 11:22 PM
March was a busy month with a story workshop and practice jam in SF, a story jam in Monterey and matching returned volunteer speakers ... read more

Evacuated Volunteers: Ukraine

Posted: 4/15/2014 10:35 PM
On February 24, 2014 Peace Corps officially announced that it had evacuated 200 volunteers from Ukraine. NorCal interviewed volunteers who among those evacuated. ... read more

The Many Identities of Eastern Ukraine

Posted: 4/15/2014 9:53 PM
Eastern Ukraine has captured worldwide attention.  To give context to these events we interviewed three recently returned Volunteers who served in the Eastern Ukraine: Jing Li, Julia Lee and, Kyle Borley ... read more

New Jobs Information Sessions

Posted: 3/5/2014 12:01 AM
NorCal is launching a new imitative of brown bag lunches designed to connect recent returnees with employers in the Bay Area and beyond. ... read more

Third Goal Report February

Posted: 3/2/2014 9:45 AM
February was a busy month with a Story Jam in Oakland, Film Night in San Francisco and matching returned volunteer speakers. ... read more

Feb 25 Peace Corps Week Film Night

Posted: 2/8/2014 6:32 PM
Celebrate Peace Corps Week with Three Films on Peace Corps service, volunteer development projects, and women's empowerment in the developing world by local filmmakers. Admission $5 ... read more

NorCal Current Events Meetup

Posted: 2/2/2014 9:33 AM
Lie (RPCV The Gambia, '05-08) is setting up a monthly "Current Events By Location Meetup" in San Francisco to start in March. Lie was recognized in 2013 at a ceremony at the White House as a Champion ... read more

NorCal Tech and Peace Corps Meetup

Posted: 2/2/2014 9:15 AM
Nalini Elkins is spearheading an effort focused on creating public discussions on how to build a bridge between technology and the RPCV / PCV communites. Many people are working on developing techno ... read more

2014 Board Election Results

Posted: 2/2/2014 9:11 AM
Welcome to our newly elected or reelected Board Members At Large Maria Padilla Castro (Director) Will Spargur (Director) Alan Toth (Director) San Francisco Andrew Wynn (Director) Andrew ... read more

2014 Peace Corps Conference Recap

Posted: 2/1/2014 7:11 PM
Over 250 people attended NorCal’s 2014 Peace Corps Conference to enjoy a day of presentations, workshops and capped by an international dinner and story jam. ... read more

Jan 25 2014 NorCal Peace Corps Conference

Posted: 12/19/2013 2:05 PM
Join returned Peace Corps Volunteers from all over Northern California to celebrate, learn as they share experiences from over 100 countries where Peace Corps volunteers serve. ... read more

NorCal Board Elections – Jan 25th, 2014

Posted: 12/19/2013 11:12 AM
NorCal Board elections will be held on Jan 25th at our Annual General Meeting. Members can also vote online beginning Jan 19th thru Jan 23th at 11:59pm. Open Positions At Large Director – 3 ... read more

November 2013 Third Goal Report

Posted: 12/15/2013 11:25 PM
NorCal was extremely busy this last November matching speakers at a record pace. ... read more

West Coast Region Peace Corps News

Posted: 12/15/2013 11:12 PM
The San Francisco Peace Corps staff gives a huge “Thank You!” for the ongoing support of NorCal and individual RPCVs. ... read more

President’s Message

Posted: 12/15/2013 10:28 PM
When it comes to engaging intercultural education NorCal Volunteers lead the way. ... read more

Palo Alto Story Jam Recap

Posted: 12/15/2013 5:06 PM
In November and December our Story Jam series hit the road traveling to the South Bay for our 4th Story Jam this year. Riding the momentum from our recent jams in Oakland and San Francisco. ... read more

10,000 Presentations

Posted: 11/3/2013 2:30 PM
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. ... read more

Third Goal Report October

Posted: 11/3/2013 2:16 PM
From our scary story slam to presenting at Bar Association of San Francisco, NorCal had a very busy October ... read more