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Featured Events

Dec 18, SF Story Jam:
Preaching to the Choir


Celebrate our last story jam of the year with our 'Preaching to the Choir Story Jam' on December 18. In Honor of the holiday we'll be sharing tales of cultural salvation from near and far. Details>>

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>>

Mentoring Matters and More!!

Last Update: 5/7/2013 2:08 PM

MAKING IT HOME – WHAT’S NEXT?
Saturday, May 18th, 2-4 p.m.
San Francisco Main Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Rooms A
100 Larkin St, San Francisco

Grove Street entrance at Market Street - Civic Center BART/MUNI stop
Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/10Mb0EV

Calling all NorCalPCA mentors, mentees, and interested others for a special event designed to expand, exchange and extend support and resources for RPCVs. Current Peace Corps nominees are also welcome.

This event will be a great opportunity for RPCVS who may be interested in mentorship, or in providing one-time or short-term resource information to readjusting RPCVs! Mentees and recent RPCVs will meet with mentors and RPCVs who understand the adjustments of returning home. Activities will include time connecting with each other, hearing from mentorship pairs, and table topics related to reentry including career choices and changes, resume review, mock interviews, networking, graduate education, and information on many Bay Area community resources. This event includes focus on preparing RPCVs for the upcoming RPCV Career Fair on Friday, June 21, 2013.

To RSVP for Mentoring Matters and More!, and for more information on the Career Fair, see our website and events calendar at www.norcalpca.org, or email mentoring@norcalpca.org.

Learn more about the NorCalPCA Mentoring Program:
The NorCalPCA Mentoring Program provides valuable information and support to RPCVs. Recent RPCV mentees receive a welcome and helpful support through the initial readjustment, including receiving resources for jobs, graduate education, and often a new community. RPCV mentors provide a sounding board for advice, supply key networking contacts, review resumes and assist with career planning, and help mentees with the transition home from serving abroad to serving at home. Mentors provide connections to the Northern California RPCV community, including Third Goal activities. In addition, when RPCVs are considering possible shifts in their career direction, mentors can be identified to provide specific information from their own related experience.

Mentors and mentees sign up at www.rpcvmentoring.org. The NorCal Mentorship Coordinators review profiles and contact mentees and mentors to explore and develop matches.

NorCal Mentoring Program Coordinators: Martha Stein, RPCV Ecuador, 01-03 (heymarth[at]comcast[dot]net) and Madeline Wu, RPCV Peru, 09-11 (madelinewu[at]gmail[dot]com).