Donate Now
You can now donate to MPCA online! Your donation will help us fund our mission and fund project throughout the world. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is tax deductible.
Upcoming Events

Check out our events calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Summer Picnic
Saturday July 23, 2016

Peace Week Social Hour
Thursday August 18, 2016

September Social Hour
Thursday September 15, 2016

Fall PCP Lunch/Sendoff
Saturday October 1, 2016

October Social Hour
Thursday October 20, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities

Join Us On Facebook
Be sure to become a fan of MPCA on Facebook to keep in touch with other members and stay current on upcoming MPCA events.
Listserv
Join the MPCA mailing list to stay connected to other area RPCVs and PCVs in the field.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format
Our Mission
MPCA is a community of current, former, and future Peace Corps volunteers and families who continue to promote Peace Corps ideals through cultural education and the support of both local and international development organizations in the Greater Milwaukee Area. It also provides social activities and emotional support for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, those returning from abroad, and the MPCA community. 

When: Saturday May 21, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

MPCA will be volunteering at the VGI Blitz this year! The BLITZ, which is the nation's largest garden-building event, is a two-week long event where VGI and volunteers go out and build hundreds of enviornmentally sustainable, food-producing gardening communities throughout Milwaukee. Since 2009, they have built over 2,500 gardens in the Greater Milwaukee area. Find more information about VGI's mission here.

Where to meet: Habitat for Humanity, 3726 N Booth Street.  Please park on the street, NOT IN THE PARKING LOT. Urgent questions should be directed to the BLITZ cell phone 414-559-3244.  From there we will be given our assignment and will be on our way!  Look for Spencer--he'll be wearing one of our MPCA shirts.

What to wear: Clothes you're willing to get dirty, close-toed shoes, clothes appropriate for the weather (hat, sunscreen, etc).  

It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day, so come get dirty with us!

Please RSVP to info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org if you are interested in participating in this event.

Your 2016 events have been posted! Here's what you can expect this year. Check out the website and our Facebook page for more detailed information as the events draw near.

Social Hour--Thursday, February 18th at the Collectivo in Wauwatosa (68th St)
Storyslam & Social Hour--Thursday, March 24th. Arte @ Large (908 S 5th St)
Volunteer Sendoff/Spring PCP Lunch--Saturday, April 9th. Latin America/Caribbean region
Social Hour--Thursday, April 21st at Von Triers 
Victory Garden Initiative Blitz--May 7-21st, Various Locations
NAMI Walk--Saturday, May 14th
Social Hour--Thursday, May 26th at the Pabst Brewery
Milwaukee PrideFest Parade--Sunday, June 12th, Walker's Point
Summer Picnic--Saturday, July 23rd at Lake Park, Picnic Area #2
Peace Week Social Hour--Thursday, August 18th at the Humboldt Beer Garden in Bayview
Social Hour--Thursday, September 15th at the Pabst Brewery
Volunteer Sendoff/Fall PCP Lunch--Saturday, October 1st. Location TBA
Social Hour--Thursday, October 20th at Stone Creek Coffee-Barclay St
Holiday Folk Fair--November 18-20th, State Fair
Holiday Potluck--Saturday, December 3rd. Location TBA 

MPCA congratulates RPCV Ryan Webster who won Audience Favorite at the Ex Fabula Story Slam for his story about a road trip in 2004. Hear his next tale from his time as a PCV in Tanzania at the Ex Fabula All Stars Event next Saturday, May 14th! Find more information or purchase tickets here.

Ex Fabula    Ex Fabula 1

Board Changes

Changes are afoot this spring as MPCA board members leave Milwaukee. MPCA says goodbye to our president, Valerie Kurka, who took an exciting new job in DC. Valerie became president in 2015 and will be sorely missed! Meera MacDonald will also be leaving for Peace Corps Response and will be stepping down as Digital Communications Manager and Secretary. We congratulate Spencer Schien who will be our new president!

New Board Members Needed!

Due to the changes, MPCA is looking for new board members for 2016. The Vice President and Calendar Coordinator positions are still open and Spencer, who has agreed to help out with digital communications, will need support with that position as well. Click on their positions to read a description of duties and see below for application information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Application

If you are interested in joining the board, submit a copy of the MPCA Board Application. You can download it as either a PDF or Word file. We currently have an opening for Events Coordinator. Please apply if interested. Email info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org for submission information or with any questions.

In May 2015, MPCA donated $500 to Milwaukee PCV Lydia Chicoine who is currently serving in Benin. Lydia wrote a grant application to MPCA to support and increase the capacity of the health center and pharmacy in her central Beninese community of about 5,000 people. 

Since the donation, Lydia reports that the mayor's office has expressed interest and will be involved in repairing existing parts of the health center. The photo below is the old health center. The surrounding land will house the new buildings. MPCA thanks members and their donations, which make funding small grants like this possible!

Benin RHC