2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Award Winners Announced!


Sister Cities International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Awards. The Awards recognize the accomplishments of outstanding U.S.-China sister city programs and their contribution in building strong people-to-people ties between the two countries.

SCI Membership Director Adam Kaplan addresses the delegation

Sister Cities International welcomes Latin American delegation


Sister Cities International welcomed a delegation of 70 representatives from municipalities across Latin America on November 7th. Members of the “International Technical Training Mission” represented 11 different countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.

2013 TSCI International Festival

"Becoming Honorary Toledoans": Sister Cities Program & University Partner to Further Educational Ties


Toledo Ohio Sister Cities International (TSCI) has 10 sister city agreements throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Toledo’s sister cities have provided the perfect platform for partnering with the University of Toledo (UT) in UT’s quest for international outreach for undergraduate students.

Portland-Khabarovsk's Clean Water Initiative

Portland-Khabarovsk Sister Cities Collaborate on Urban Planning and Management


This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Portland, Oregon and Khabarovsk, Russia sister city relationship. The two cities have many similarities – they’re both inland ports with a major rivers flowing through them, the Columbia and Willamette in Portland and the Amur in Khabarovsk.  Interestingly, they are both centers for jazz and blues.

Participants at the olive harvest

Sister City Helps Revive Tradition


Sant'Elia Fiumerapido, Italy is a picturesque town in the Roman countryside with a long culinary history. It was known to provide much of the olive oil for the Roman Empire and olive harvesting is an integral part of the town's identity and tradition. In recent years, with changes in the local economy, Sant'Elia's famed olive trees are being threatened.

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