A Historic First: Longmont’s Newest Sister City – Northern Arapaho Tribe

Three years ago, a Longmont delegation has visited the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming to learn more about the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The delegation advocated for the creation of a new Longmont Sister City - the Northern Arapaho Tribe, which local leaders recall will be the first sister city relationship between a sovereign tribal nation and a U.S. city! On Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 3:00 PM, Longmont will commence a signing ceremony of the new sister city. The event will be held at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road and is open to the public to ...

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Sister Cities Chennai and San Antonio Praised by US Consulate General

The United States Consulate General, Chennai commemorated Madras Week by enhancing cultural understanding and appreciation between sister cities Chennai and San Antonio, through a virtual tour of the two cities on August 20th, 2021. Storytrails  storyteller, Akila Raman, led the historic Chennai landmarks tour for officials from San Antonio, the Rotary Clubs of San Antonio and Madras East, students, and history enthusiasts in Chennai. From the San Antonio side, Director of San Antonio World Heritage Office Colleen Swain shared San Antonio’s cultural ...

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Dwight D. Eisenhower – Lunch & Learn

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum is having their August Lunch & Learn, featuring Sister Cities International. Read their press release about by visiting this page or read below. August Lunch & Learn Sister Cities International "I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower, August 31, 1959 Abilene, Kan. - The next ...

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NHAEON Haiti Earthquake Relief Campaign

  Haiti has recently been struck with a tragedy that has already affected thousands of people in their country. In addition to the earthquake they experienced, Tropical Storm Grace has inflicted widespread damage to the country. We reached out to Dr. Alix Desulme, past member of the SCI Board and currently SCI’s Country Representative for Haiti for information on how our sister cities network can support relief efforts. Dr. Desulme has been working with the Biden Administration and the Haitian Government to help the people of Haiti. For those SCI members ...

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Fort Worth, TX – Local Student Wins National Photography Award

Fort Worth Sister Cities International is proud to have a local student of Fort Worth, Texas bring home such an amazing achievement! Read about their success below! Citizen Diplomacy Through Art FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 13, 2021) - Fort Worth Sister Cities International brings international attention to Fort Worth with its nine sister cities in China, Eswatini, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico since 1985. This month local Fort Worth student Marissa Heckmann from I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA was announced as the third-place ...

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A “Fort Worth Discovery Tour” Partnership with Sister City Nagaoka, Japan

On August 20th at 7:30pm CST, the amazing Carlo Capua will be presenting a “Fort Worth Discovery Tour” on behalf of Fort Worth Sister Cities International.  This event will be entirely in Japanese in partnership with their Sister City friends in Nagaoka, Japan (Niigata Prefecture), and feature Fort Worth educator Dr. Michael Roemer and Nagaokan-turned-Texan Shigeaki “Shaggy” Meguro.  He will talk about Fort Worth culture, food, education, history, COVID, and explain how Juneteenth became the USA’s newest federal holiday thanks to the persistence of a 94 ...

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Tinley Park, Illinois Sends Aid to Sister City in Budingen, Germany After Tragic Flood

The news post below was written by Columbia Chicago College student, Jordan Perkins! Read the story below. A Sister City's Kindness is Remembered in the Aftermath of a Flood After a devastating flood in Budingen, Germany, their sister city of Tinley Park, Illinois, remembered the help they received in their time of need and decided to send aid to the city of Budingen. Budingen and Tinley Park have maintained a sister-city relationship for more than 30 years and have partaken in many customs over the years that strengthened their bond. With the damage done to the city of ...

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Sister Cities International Member Crescent City/Del Norte County, California to be Featured During NBC Olympic Coverage

https://vimeo.com/578524125/7f7d1ffa4aThose who took part in our Annual Conference this year already know that one of SCI's members, Crescent City/Del Norte County, CA has an amazing sister city story that was born out of tragedy. It even captured the attention of NBC as they were looking for stories to tell during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Watch for Crescent City’s documentary called "Kamome", which will be featured during the Olympic Games on NBC Sunday, August 1 at 12:00 PM EDT. Learn about the incredible friendship that was formed between two countries because of a ...

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Santa Barbara-Puerto Vallarta Sister City Committee Help the Needy

For the first time in 15 months of pandemic isolation, Santa Barbara and Puerto Vallarta Sister City Members hosted an in-person BBQ. The gathering was to replenish funds utilized to continue helping the Needy. Another goal of the event was to continue the support of a variety of Puerto Vallarta projects during the pandemic. Read about their efforts below. Hosted by Marti Garcia and Board Member Gil Garcia, the barbecue was held in their backyard in downtown Santa Barbara with a capacity of 50 socially distanced members. Santa Barbara's sister city in Puerto Vallarta, ...

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City of San Antonio Donates $10K To Chennai Sister City For Covid Relief

In the beginning of June, San Antonio and Chennai have exhibited friendship and solidarity through Covid-19 aid efforts. Read about the empowering support below: The City of San Antonio, Texas donated $10,000 in USD to their sister city in Chennai for COVID-19 relief. Their efforts to aid their fellow sister city will bring hope and solidarity between the two cities. Members of the Rotary Club of San Antonio donated $5,000 to the Rotary Club of Madras East as a token of the sister city's support during this unprecedented time. Anuja SA, an Indian American non-profit ...

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