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Successful 26th Camp Vista Get-Away

The 26th annual Camp Vista winter get-away from Jan 16-19 was attended by 69 adults and children and organized by Chicago Area RPCVs. The snow was low but the spirits were high! Everyone enjoyed the slightly mushy cross-country and downhill skiing, the board games, the movie night, the frozen lake, and a home-made Ethiopian dinner. […]

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February Newsletter

CHICAGO AREA PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015 Dear CAPCA Members, Here is a recap of some of the activities that CAPCA has been doing the past year.  So much of our work is interconnected that it was difficult to assign it to a single Board committee.  Marcy Huttas and I compiled this list from […]


CAPCA Grants Update

Here is a list of grants that CAPCA provided to support Peace Corps Partnership Projects in 2014, totaling $3,057.52. View as a Table National Spelling Bee Guinea CAPCA funded $299.50 out of $2434.60 Volunteer: Hannah Koppel, IL 1140 students from 38 middle schools participated in local and regional spelling bees, culminating in a national competition. […]


Very Merry Holiday Potluck

CAPCA’s annual potluck has long been a holiday tradition for local RPCV’s and friends. The popular event seems to grow each year: this December we had an estimated 60 guests join. We feasted on traditional treats from all over the world — the Filipino adobo chicken and Nigerian groundnut stew were especially delicious. We were […]

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CAPCA Volunteers Help H.O.M.E.

CAPCA continued its long-standing annual partnership with H.O.M.E. with over twenty volunteers who came out to help prepare low-income homes for the winter. Thank you to H.O.M.E. for providing the materials and instruction for weatherization. We look forward to volunteering again next year!

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CAPCA Gives Back with Big Shoulders

Thank you to everyone who came out to help support Big Shoulders on Saturday for their Give Back Days Program with local Chicago high schools. RPCV’s worked along side college student volunteers and other community groups totaling 150 community volunteers to help paint, clean out, organize and “fix up” St. Francis de Sales High School, […]


WBEZ Worldview Interview with CAPCA

WBEZ Worldview’s Jerome McDonald interviewed CAPCA members Lee Losey and Mary Owen about their experiences in Peace Corps. The interview highlights how Peace Corps veterans also impact our communities when they return home, as the resourcefulness and motivation to volunteer continues.

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October 2014 Newsletter

See full newsletter here. To receive newsletters, sign up here or renew your CAPCA membership. Attend the CAPCA Annual General Meeting and Board Election, October 21The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) will hold a general membership meeting and election of a new Board of Directors on Tuesday, October 21 at 6: 00 p.m. in […]

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RPCVs at PRIDE Parade

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 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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