March, 2013

NorCal Website Gets a Facelift

Posted: 3/6/2013 7:51 PM
NorCalPCA’s website has a new look! We have streamlined the homepage and simplified the menu options. We have also added a blog section where you can read the latest news and catch-up on the many or ... read more

RPCV Speakers Bringing Service Home

Posted: 3/6/2013 7:33 PM
Peace Corps Week is a busy time for our speakers bureau. The speakers bureau provides invaluable firsthand accounts of the history, culture and politics of countries around the world. ... read more

Battling with Bottles: Fighting for Education

Posted: 3/3/2013 9:01 PM
by Sarah Sterling (El Salvador, 10-12) Access to education is a problem for most communities in the developing world. Whether it is because the closest school is too far away, or there isn’t enough c ... read more

Next Step Travel - Dominican Republic

Posted: 3/3/2013 8:44 PM
You are doing what I always wish I had done.- my mom said as I boarded a plane to begin my Peace Corps service in 2001. Thus, when the NPCA teamed with Discover Corps to offer “Next Step Travel”, it seemed like a great thing for us to do together. ... read more

Our Daughters Could Be Like You

Posted: 3/3/2013 8:14 PM
When Eva arrived in her community in Swaziland and the people learned that she was African, the women were thrilled. They would tell her “our daughters could be like you.” ... read more

Being Muslim-American in a Muslim Host Country

Posted: 3/3/2013 7:43 PM
Mona had only one request for her first placement: to be near a mosque so she could work on her spirituality. Ironically, she found that the women were not praying in the mosque they were praying at home. ... read more