Upcoming CAPCA Social Events
The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association is a nonprofit organization that supports our local, global and RPCV communities. We continue to volunteer and promote community service, education, cross-cultural understanding, and world peace.
January 4, 2015
CAPCA’s annual potluck has long been a holiday tradition for local RPCV’s and friends. The popular event seems to grow each year: this December we had an estimated 60 guests join. We feasted on traditional treats from all over the world — the Filipino adobo chicken and Nigerian groundnut stew were especially delicious. We were […]
December 10, 2014
CAPCA continued its long-standing annual partnership with H.O.M.E. with over twenty volunteers who came out to help prepare low-income homes for the winter. Thank you to H.O.M.E. for providing the materials and instruction for weatherization. We look forward to volunteering again next year!
November 18, 2014
Thank you to everyone who came out to help support Big Shoulders on Saturday for their Give Back Days Program with local Chicago high schools. RPCV’s worked along side college student volunteers and other community groups totaling 150 community volunteers to help paint, clean out, organize and “fix up” St. Francis de Sales High School, […]
October 12, 2014
WBEZ Worldview’s Jerome McDonald interviewed CAPCA members Lee Losey and Mary Owen about their experiences in Peace Corps. The interview highlights how Peace Corps veterans also impact our communities when they return home, as the resourcefulness and motivation to volunteer continues.
October 2, 2014
See full newsletter here. To receive newsletters, sign up here or renew your CAPCA membership. Attend the CAPCA Annual General Meeting and Board Election, October 21The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) will hold a general membership meeting and election of a new Board of Directors on Tuesday, October 21 at 6: 00 p.m. in […]
August 13, 2014
Chicago-area RPCVs gathered to march in the 45th Annual Chicago PRIDE Parade on June 29th, 2014. The parade is a celebration of Chicago’s vibrant LGBT community and its supporters. Along with other groups marching in the parade and 750,000 spectators, Chicago’s RPCVs added to the “dazzling cavalcade of diversity” that the event’s organizers envision. Thank […]