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.
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.
A fundraiser organized by a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in the Philippines raised more than $1,000 to support relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated numerous areas of the country. The event, which took place on December 17, featured a story slam in which returned Peace Corps Volunteers were each given […]
CAPCA members volunteered with the City of Chicago’s point-in-time homeless count during the late night/early morning hours of Jan 22 and 23. In order to receive federal homeless funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Chicago and the continuum of homeless service providers must demonstrate need by collecting data on how many […]
Bringing Peace Corps Service Home The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association is a nonprofit organization that supports our local, global and RPCV communities. We continue to volunteer and promote community service, education, and cross cultural understanding. The 2014 winter trip to Camp Vista provided an escape from Chicago with great food and company. About 30 […]