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. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are interested in participating in this event.
We will meet in a centralized location and move throughout the city from there.
It's that time of year again! The 2016 NAMI Walk is less than a month away. Join MPCA as we complete our third year of walking with and supporting Team Diliberti. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, provides educational and supportive services to those living with mental illness and their families. After receiving the Shriver Award for Community Service and Volunteerism in 2013, RPCV Dan Diliberti (Child, '69-'71) donated the $500 amount to NAMI and MPCA joined their team.
MPCA will be joining team Diliberti again this year. We would love to grow the team more and more each year and are looking for others to walk with us. You can help support Team Diliberti by donating here. You may also write a check to NAMI Greater Milwaukee at the event.
Registration is at 9:30 and the team will be meeting around 10:30, before the walk kicks off at 11am. The event is fun and has live entertainment and food. No RSVP is necessary and we hope to see you there!
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!
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
It's 2016! If 2015 passed you by without a membership, or even with a membership, if 2015 flew away too quickly, don't fret. Now's your chance to renew your MPCA membership for 2016
You can now securely renew your Milwaukee Peace Corps Association membership online via PayPal. You can use any credit card (or an existing PayPal account).
The $15 membership fee gives you discounted rates off the popular calendars, reduced admission to events, access to the newsletters and participation and voting at the annual general meeting. Membership dues and donations primarily fund our our grants and giving programs. We have made it easy to supplement membership with a $12 donation to further support those grants. This donation will be used to help MPCA fund projects throughout the greater Milwaukee area and throughout the world.
To renew your membership for 2016, choose one of the four options from the list below. Your donations help us be able to bring you fun and educational activities and events. With your support, we are also able to help support volunteers in the field to carry out their development projects and have a successful service.You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a payment. Please also complete and submit the membership form found here.
Thank you for your continued support of MPCA!