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


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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“Fiesta for the Philippines” Raises Funds for Typhoon Relief Effort

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 […]

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CAPCA Members Assist in Homeless Count

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 […]


Largest Group Ever Attends Camp VISTA

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 […]

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