The Milwaukee Peace Corps Association will have its semi-annual Peace Corps Partnership event on Saturday, April 5th. The time of the event will be announced.
The Peace Corps Partnership events highlight the work volunteers are doing in the field and raise money to support specific Peace Corps Partnership Program projects. This year, funds raised will go towards Peace Corps projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Several projects will be featured, and YOU will be able to vote on your favorite project! The cost will include your donation to the project as well as a delicious, geographically-appropriate meal.
Stay tuned for more details and we hope to see you there!
MPCA is participating in this year's NAMI Walk!
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a non-profit agency dedicated to advocating for those with mental illness, and ensuring that communities provide enough services to support those in need. NAMI advocates for awareness, education and research. In Wisconsin, NAMI offers trainings, mentorships and supportive environments, such as the Grand Avenue Club.
This year's recipient of the Shriver Award was Milwaukee County Treasurer, Dan Diliberti (Chile, '69-'71). The award includes a $500 donation to a charitable organization of the recipient's choice, and Mr. Diliberti chose NAMI.
Come join MPCA on the walk! Stay tuned for how to join the MPCA team, and if you're interested in donating to the event, you can find more information here.
Our popular annual summer picnic is back again! Come by for good food, good company, and good times in the middle of the wonderful Milwaukee summer--if it ever comes.
This is a potluck event so please bring a large dish to share. Bring something from your country of service, your favorite thing to cook, or the easiest thing you can make! Or buy. We will be serving brats, burgers and veggie burgers. We do also need grills.
You will be able to renew your membership, buy some MPCA T-shirts and pick up some Peace Corps swag. The new and beautiful calendars for 2015 will be unveiled and available to buy at $11 for non-members, $9 for members, and $7 each, if buying 10 or more.
This family-friendly event brings RPCVs and applicants together from near and far. If you have any ideas for fun games, bring those along with you!
We will be asking for RSVPs, so start thinking about your calendar for July!
Join us for the most diverse, delicious, and friendly potluck in Milwaukee!
RPCVs bring dishes from their countries of service--or any dish that strikes their fancy while family and friends of volunteers conjure up more foods.
Those interested in and supportive of Peace Corps add even more options to this luscious feast.
The success of this event is a result of the vast array of dishes from all over the world by those who enjoy, support and are interested in Peace Corps!
Stay tuned for more information.
We have announced the 2014 social hours! This year, we will have a few "travelling" social hours where we will choose an alternative location to have a drink and a chat with anyone who is interested in Peace Corps.
Social hours take place at 7:30pm, and will be at the Oakcrest Tavern (4022 N Oakland, in Shorewood), when no other location is mentioned. They are open to anybody interested in Peace Corps and are a great way to chat about MPCA and to learn more about Peace Corps and hear individual volunteers' stories.
Here are the Social Hour dates for 2014: