Our annual ski trip to Camp Vista in Dundee, Wisconsin was a great success! We had 61 RPCV’s, friends, and family for the weekend. We enjoyed moussaka, tofu, chicken, stroganoff, and Eastern European desserts. There were several musicians, actors, and comedians in the talent show. There were board games, fish fry’s, and of course perfect snow conditions for downhill and cross-country. It was very cold in the evening but we enjoyed the campfire. Next year’s trip and cuisine promises to be even better!
“Will do what I can to make another trip to Camp Vista”, Ryan RPCV
“I had so much fun”, Renee RPCV friend
“Loved everything about the weekend”, Marcy RPCV
For Martin Luther King Day (Mon, Jan 17th) CAPCA is going to be participating in TWO events. I hope everyone can sign up for one! Email me if you would like to sign up and I will send you more details. If you cannot attend an event, you can still donate a children’s book or two for the literacy fair (second event). Let me know if you are interested.
What: Renovating three elementary schools in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood with murals, painting, and construction projects
With Who: City Year volunteers
Where: Englewood neighborhood
Time: 8:15 am – 3 pm (lunch included!)
A.A. Stagg Elementary 7424 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Il 60621
D.S. Wentworth Elementary
6950 South Sangamon Street
Chicago, Il 60621
7141 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Il 60621
: Literacy Fair with pre-k – highschool students
With who: AmeriCorps volunteers
Where: West Town neighborhood - 1400 W. Augusta Blvd.
Time: 9 pm- 2 pm
More details: The theme for this service project is “Tell your story.” The literacy fair is for the younger students who will each leave with a book to take home at the end of the day. During the literacy fair, there will be a book closet and book mark making. Our goal is to match every student who comes with an older adult who will be their reading buddie. The student will be able to select a book from the book closet and then read it with their reading buddie.
There will also be four separate workshops for high school students. We need volunteers to help lead these workshops.
1) Write your own “I Have a Dream” speech
2) Theater workshop
3) Arts/Media workshop
4) Oral story telling
Tuesday, December 7, 6:00–9:00pm (dinner starts at 6:30) .
How To Find St. Pauls Church
Saint Pauls UCC is located on the corner of Fullerton Ave and Orchard Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, across Orchard Street east of Children’s Memorial Hospital main campus. Refer to the map. St. Pauls parking lot is on Kemper Place (one-way, west-bound) accessible from Geneva Terrace. St. Pauls is wheelchair accessible. (* St. Pauls does not use an apostrophe in its name in honor of its German founders. Ask a member for details.)
St Pauls Church is served by various CTA lines: Fullerton Ave stop (Brown & Red Line), Buses: #77 Fullerton, #8 Halsted, #22 Clark, #11 Lincoln Ave with only a 1-3 block walk to the church. View the CTA web site(www.transitchicago.com) for detailed schedule and route information.
RPCVs are an adventuresome lot so food choices are open. Salads, appetizers, main dishes and desserts are all welcome. Please be mindful that some members have medical or dietary restrictions – they might ask questions about the ingredients. BYOB and/or juices, sodas, etc. CAPCA will supply the paper goods, utensils, and cups. Please put your name on your serving dishes and utensils if you want them back.
CAPCA has access to the meeting/dining room only until 9:00pm. If you want to enjoy the evening after, there is a John Barleycorn one block south on Orchard Ave.
Volunteers to help set-up and clean-up would be most welcome.
See you on December 7th ! ! !
Please RSVP to Kathy or Donna with number in your group by Fri., Dec. 3.
When: Saturday, Dec. 11th (9 am- noon)
Where: Clarendon Park at 4501 N Clarendon Ave.
What: REI and volunteers will be packaging and delivering items (gloves, scarves, jackets, etc.) to the homeless who lack winter weather gear
More than 100 people attended CAPCA’s Founder’s Day/50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Dinner on Oct. 22 at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago. Twenty RPCVs from the 1960s were recognized (see photo). Keynote speakers included Michael McCaskey, chairman of the Chicago Bears and RPCV Ethiopia 65-57, and Barbara Janes, one of the first volunteers in Pakistan in 1961 and an adjunct professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. Chicago Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward), who served in Kenya, was the master of ceremonies. CAPCA would like to thank everyone who attended and supported CAPCA!! We look forward to celebrating PC’s 50th Anniversary with a variety of events in the coming year!
Check out the photos from the event below!
And a special thanks to our sponsors! Check them out below!