Congratulations to CAPCA’s own Caroline Lucas, whose article was published in the RPCV Career Center’s national newsletter. “Everything I had learned during my two years in Armenia had prepared me to be the perfect startup candidate. Here’s why.” Caroline’s article, “7 Reasons Peace Corps Volunteers make the best start-up workers,” lists that qualities and skills that […]
CAPCA will holds board elections Oct. 22-30. Anyone who is a dues-paying member, who served as an RPCV or PC staff, is eligible to run. Oct. 10 – Deadline to submit candidacy. Email a short, third-person bio to President Kathy Kacen (email@example.com). Oct. 22 – Members will receive an online ballot. Encourage your fellow RPCVs […]
Thanks to all who joined us for our recent dinner events – it was great to see so many of our CAPCA members and friends! We met at Paladar for Cuban food and stories in August, and at Lazo’s Restaurant for Mexican fare in September. Each event hosted over 30 people.
The amazing Culture Shocks, with Brain Defilippo as team captain, have a lot of heart. The team plays three seasons, spring, summer and fall ball each year. This is our spring team, made up mostly of RPCVs and a few strong Peace Corps supporters. So far this summer, our record is 1-1. Come out to […]
CAPCA was proud to participate in a very successful annual Peace Corps Career Fair in Chicago May 4-5, 2015. There was a great showing from local and national employers with a high number of open positions to fill. Many of those openings were for positions in the government or in nonprofits. Over 100 job-seeking RPCVs […]
Many thanks to the brave and talented RPCV story-tellers who shared their Peace Corps tales at CAPCA’s second annual Story Slam. Thanks too to all those who joined us to listen and to renew your CAPCA membership. We were delighted with the great turn-out and awed by the incredible stories both light-hearted and deeply moving. […]
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. […]