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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>>

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Storytelling Workshop

10/2/13 Wed (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Will's Office
201 Mission Street, Ste 2750, San Francisco
Contact:Will Spargur (will [AT] norcalpca [DOT] org)




Storytelling is what has allowed society to progress and grow. The Story Jam is a concentrated effort to take advantage of this tool to share our experiences. We as Peace Corps volunteers have lived in communities that have thrived on storytelling and now we honor that with Story Jam. Arya Zarrinkelk, (RPCV DR 09-11) who has performed in front of over 1,000 people and played over 200 concerts on three different continents will be hosting a storytelling workshop to prep for a public Story Jam at the end of October. Story Jammers from NorCal's Sept Storyslam in Oakland will also be in the house to drop some stories and some wisdom on how to make your story even richer.

Come to the workshop ready to share an experience. It doesn't have to be super polished, just bring it, an open mind, and some enthusiasm and we will have a good time.

Workshop Agenda:
--2 Story Jam Vet's will share an experience
--Breakdown the "it" factors for a powerful story
--Peer story review
--Group story review


Please RSVP snacks and drinks will be provided

This event will be followed up with a Oct 16 Practice Slam and finally a Oct 30 Story Slam in SF.

Watch videos from our Sept 13 Story Slam in Oakland http://www.youtube.com/user/NorCalPCA

Photo Courtesy of Bryan Lemos