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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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May 2014 Newsletter

See the full newsletter here. To receive newsletters, renew your membership or update your “My Account” contact information. Note from CAPCA’s PresidentIf you are in downtown Chicago, head over to Federal Plaza (Adams and Dearborn Streets), and stop at the Peace Corps Commemorative Plaque. Sometimes it is nice to remember the difference we made and the […]

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5 Questions for Chris Foltz

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. We extend our appreciation to Half Acre Brewery for hosting us and helping make this event a big success! CAPCA was […]

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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 […]

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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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