Tag Archive: CommunityService

Dec 16 2014

In the Mailbag: Supporting the Work of the Community Action Alliance

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here is a great comment from one of our readers, and it’s just in time for the holiday giving season. From P.E.H.: Enjoyed your 6 December newsletter [as usual]… I read with interest the Community Action Alliance newsletter…The charitable …

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Aug 10 2014

What Do You Do All Day? Check Out the CAA!

People always ask us, “What do you do all day?” They are so used to doing and producing in North America, they just can’t imagine having a future that’s so open-ended. Well, we have a good answer: VOLUNTEER. It’s something you can do all over Costa Rica. Practically any town of any size will have some …

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Feb 17 2014

Keeping Busy-Some Ideas for Expats

People ask us lots of things about our lives in Costa Rica, but the following three questions are the ones we get most often: What do you do for healthcare? What’s the cost of living? What do you do all day? It’s the third question that seems to cause the most angst, especially for people …

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May 07 2012

Community Events as a Vehicle for Integration

by Mike Styles As a community group composed primarily of ex-pats and dedicated to volunteerism and service we have learned much about community and integration.  One of avenues we have found to be most successful in helping the ex-pat population truly integrate into our community of San Ramón has been the production of fundraising events …

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Apr 15 2012

On Community Service and Integration

Those of you who have been reading our newsletters for a while know that we are involved in an organization called the Community Action Alliance. We have proudly served as members of the Steering Committee for the past two years. The Alliance is built around a set of core values that include: a focus on action …

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