Message from the National Peace Corps Assc.
- The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) selected Chicago as the
city for the 2004 NPCA National Conference. The site selection was
announced on February 2nd during the NPCAs winter board meeting in
The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) in conjunction with
NPCA will hold the four-day conference from August 5th to 8th, 2004,
supporting the chosen theme Peace Corps 2004: Celebrating a Legacy of
Service. The conference coincides with CAPCAs 25th anniversary.
In keeping with the theme, CAPCA will be inviting leaders in peace and
advocacy to speak and will be presenting awards of recognition to
legacies within the Peace Corps family. Workshops presented during
conference will cover a variety of topics, including: international
stateside advocacy of international projects, global education and
international business practices.
Conference participants will have the opportunity to work as
the Chicago area or promote peace and Peace Corps awareness through a
Walk/Run. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the International
Marketplace, an event encouraging artisans in Chicago and around the
to exhibit their wares, and the Career Fair, bringing together
and universities interested in internationally-minded persons with
backgrounds in grassroots development.
CAPCA is currently looking for the support of other interested
in the Chicago area and nationally. Potential presenters,
sponsors or those with any additional questions should contact the
Conference Planning Committee Chair, Trina Janes, at
312/645-9400 ex. 35 or CAPCA President Stephanie Arnold at