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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 and the enduring lessons their experience taught them. We were deeply touched by stories about a lost moment of honesty, a […]
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.
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.