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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 July 23, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Lake Park, 3233 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Picnic Area #2
Cost: $5 per person

The MPCA Summer Picnic is one of our best-attended (and most delicious) annual events.  Expect to socialize with awesome RPCVs, prospective volunteers, and families. Feel free to bring sports, games, or other picnic activities for the afternoon fun. This family-friendly event brings RPCVs and applicants together from near and far. See you there!

This is a potluck event so please bring a large dish to share and a serving utensil. 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, hot dogs, veggie burgers, soda, and beer.  We would also love some help with grills. Please let us know if you can help us out!

Please RSVP today so we can have the correct amount of food and drinks!


(NOTE: Link above is just to RSVP for event.  Payment will be received at the picnic.)

Going Green!

We are continuing to promote environmental responsibility. If possible, bring your own plates, cups and utensils so that we can continue to eat on this green earth for generations to come.


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 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.

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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!


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 for submission information or with any questions.