A couple of weekends ago, there was an extraordinary Global Volunteers get-together in San Francisco – around 25 alumni and guests were in attendance. They gathered to support the magnificent and world renowned classical guitarist, Marco Carnicelli. Marco is one of the Italian adult students at the school Global Volunteers works at in Monopoli. In fact, many Italy volunteer alumni have worked on conversational English skills with him. Marco was in the Bay Area to perform at the BIASINI International Guitar Competition and Festival. And of course, we wanted to support him!

Here is an Instagram post from Elizabeth, one of the attendees, reflecting on the night. Elizabeth (pictured on the left) volunteered with her mother (pictured on the right) in Monopoli this past fall. (Marco is pictured in the center).

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In addition to Italy Global Volunteers, alumni from our China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Greece, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Tanzania, and Vietnam service programs also attended to support Marco. This was a very special evening for everyone! A big thanks to Phyllis Thompson, Global Volunteers’ Italy Volunteer Team Leader, who organized this entire event. You’re a rock-star, Phyllis!

More photos from the get-together (click on each photo to see the full-size version):

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