PC Week 2016

Join us for Peace Corps Week 2016

Every year, Peace Corps Week provides us with an opportunity to promote the ideals of Peace Corps. PC Week 2016 runs from Monday, February 29th to Saturday, March 5th and CAPCA has you covered with events every day for RPCVs, FPCVs, and friends of Peace Corps! #CAPCA also wants you to show off your Peace […]

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Romanian Dinner thank-you

ROMANIAN DINNER: Thank you to RPCV author Lenore Myka, of Florida, who joined CAPCA last week for an authentic Romanian dinner at Little Bucharest Bistro. She talked about the country where she served as well as her new book, King of the Gypsies, which was published in the fall. Click HERE to purchase her book, […]

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Culture Shocks Volleyball Team

Check out the RPCV CULTURE SHOCKS Volleyball Team. After a brief hiatus, the team is back and playing Thursday nights at St. Andrews on Addison The team includes: Brian, Margie, Paula, Deb, Jen, Dan, Katie, Zane, Kat, Samay, and Pam. They have a playoff game on March 3.


Do you PCPP?

Winter is a time for renewal and re-commitment. We force ourselves to the gym in -20 degree wind-chill (cursing merrily as we go) in order to ‘look our best’. We refrain from that cup of Starbucks to fund the elusive emergency fund (I’m beginning to think snow leopard sightings are more common). Yet how many of us recommit to […]


7 Reasons RPCVs Succeed in Start-Ups

Congratulations to CAPCA’s own Caroline Lucas, whose article was published in the RPCV Career Center’s national newsletter. “Everything I had learned during my two years in Armenia had prepared me to be the perfect startup candidate. Here’s why.” Caroline’s article, “7 Reasons Peace Corps Volunteers make the best start-up workers,” lists that qualities and skills that […]


CAPCA Visits Senator Kirk

We recently had a very productive meeting with the staff of Illinois’ Senator Mark Kirk in which we advocated for Senator Kirk to support President Obama’s request for an increase in Peace Corps budget to $410 million.


Board Elections 2015

CAPCA will holds board elections Oct. 22-30. Anyone who is a dues-paying member, who served as an RPCV or PC staff, is eligible to run. Oct. 10 – Deadline to submit candidacy. Email a short, third-person bio to President Kathy Kacen (mkkacen@yahoo.com). Oct. 22 – Members will receive an online ballot. Encourage your fellow RPCVs […]

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August and September Social Dinners

Thanks to all who joined us for our recent dinner events – it was great to see so many of our CAPCA members and friends! We met at Paladar for Cuban food and stories in August, and at Lazo’s Restaurant for Mexican fare in September. Each event hosted over 30 people.


Culture Shocks Softball

The amazing Culture Shocks, with Brain Defilippo as team captain, have a lot of heart. The team plays three seasons, spring, summer and fall ball each year. This is our spring team, made up mostly of RPCVs and a few strong Peace Corps supporters. So far this summer, our record is 1-1. Come out to […]


International Trivia Night

RPCV’s gathered with friends for Trivia Night in June at the Black Rock Bar.  The event tested their knowledge about Peace Corps history, geography and beer. The winning team members won bags full of Peace Corps memorabilia.

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