We had a fantastic time at the Volunteer Sendoff on March 8th. Congratulations to all the volunteers who have received their invitations and who are about to leave! We invite all of you and friends and family to join us at the Oakcrest Tavern (4022 N Oakland, in Shorewood), where we will have our March Social Hour. No RSVP is necessary and the event is free!
Social hours take place at 7:30pm and are open to anybody interested in Peace Corps. They are a great way to chat about MPCA and to learn more about Peace Corps and hear individual volunteers' stories.
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!
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:
Happy New Year! Below you will find the newly-announced dates of the upcoming year. We will be having "wandering" social hours this year, so keep a look out for those locations. Keep checking in, because more precice times and locations will be announced. If there are any changes to be made, they will happen here as well.
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.