This fall the MPCA received several requests for financial assistance to help start-up and/or support community initiatives. This round of recipients includes 2 domestic and 3 international projects which will receive $300 each from the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association to help fund their community projects. We give a sincere 'Thank You' to all the donors who help keep the MPCA Mini-Grant program alive through your generous gifts! Our Fall '09 grants will go to the following Wisconsin PCVs and Milwaukee Community Organizations:

Sponsor Amount Location & Project
PCV April Williamson $300 Co-ed Middle School Basketball Camp, Senegal: Middle school students in the area suffer from a lack of opportunity to participate in sports, recreation and extracurricular activities.
PCV Kelsey Schuder $300 Women's Self-Awareness Project, Turkmenistan: Increasing self-esteem, self-confidence and health living practices among women.
PCV Judy Reed $300 School Desk Project, Liberia: Assisting in the construction of an Elementary School by providing for roughly 25 of the 180 desks needed.
Michael Zahn $300 Lissy's Place - Shelter for Homeless/Abused Women, Milwaukee: Providing food and shelter and assisting women in obtaining education, health care, and jobs.
Rodney Bourrage $300 Operation DREAM - Youth Holiday Project: Purchase materials needed to make and sell Holiday decorations to fund a Winter Youth Outing.