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CAPCA Volunteers Help H.O.M.E.

Thank you SO MUCH to all our volunteers for all your help this December winterizing windows/doors for seniors in Chicago with H.O.M.E. We made a big difference in many people’s lives. I hope you were able to meet some new friends in your groups as well! Looking forward to helping out again next year!

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CAPCA Gives Back with Big Shoulders

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, […]

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WBEZ Worldview Interview with CAPCA

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.

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October 2014 Newsletter

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 […]

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RPCVs at PRIDE Parade

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 […]

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CAPCA at the Green Resources Fair

CAPCA members celebrated the planet and represented our organization with a booth at the Green Resources Fair at Wicker Park. Used books were collected and donated to Chapter Two, a social enterprise related that resells donated books online. The organization partners with The Cara Program to reinvest its profits and create workforce development opportunities for […]

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May 2014 Newsletter

See the full newsletter here. To receive newsletters, renew your membership or update your “My Account” contact information. Note from CAPCA’s PresidentIf you are in downtown Chicago, head over to Federal Plaza (Adams and Dearborn Streets), and stop at the Peace Corps Commemorative Plaque. Sometimes it is nice to remember the difference we made and the […]

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5 Questions for Chris Foltz

Chris Foltz, a local social enterprise strategist, donated countless hours to oversee CAPCA’s website redesign. Chris, who is best known around Chicago for heading up the Social Policy Institute, worked pro bono and we hope that his office will always be full of coffee, pizza and RPCVs with bright ideas. Q1: Tell us about your […]

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CAPCA Trivia Fundraiser

Six teams competed in the international-themed trivia night on April 8, 2014 at Black Rock Pub in Chicago. Virginia DeLancey, Robyn Michaels and Ron Cox, a team of RPCVs, took home the winner’s trophy. Trivia topics ranged from international airlines to famous RPCVs. Raffle prizes included Cubs tickets, a REI backpack, PC shirts and PC […]

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Jan 2014 Newsletter

See the full newsletter here. To receive newsletters, renew your membership or update your “My Account” contact information. Acting Peace Corps Director Pays Visit to Oak Park by Mary Owen CAPCA board members, and other Chicago area RPCVs, attended the Oak Park Council on International Affairs dinner last November to hear Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet speak. During […]

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