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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Story Slam Celebrating Peace Corps Week

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Story Slam and Membership Drive in honor of National Peace Corps Week! A special thanks to our six wonderful participants who shared stories about their service. We extend our appreciation to Half Acre Brewery for hosting us and helping make this event a big success! CAPCA was […]


Ukraine Media Room

PCV Alei Cook from Carey helped her rural Ukrainian Community in the town of Yampil create a media room for their rural school. The media center will be used by 400+ students and 45 regional teachers from 26 surrounding schools, who go to this center to be trained on interactive teaching techniques, HIV/AIDs, etc.


Eco-friendly Bags in the Philipinnes

PCV Julia Crowley and her community in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines held workshops on reducing plastic bag consumption and the hazards of burning them. Community members produced reusable bags, led trainings, and distributed the bags to local households. Approximately 10,000 people in town are benefitting from reduced plastic bag consumption and cleaner air.


Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World)

Romania PCV Ashley Lenihan organized a girls’ leadership camp in English with a focus on skills that girls can take back to their villages.


Ukraine Camp MAKE

PCVs Carey Bolnik and Alison Cumbow organized an English language camp focusing on civic engagement, multiculturalism, critical thinking, volunteerism, project planning, and problem solving. Campers each completed a community project. Camp staff included both PCVs and Ukrainians of various ethnicities.

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