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EVENTS

2024 SUMMER LEADERSHIP MEETING

2024 Summer Leadership Meeting

Learn more about the Summer Leadership Meeting scheduled for July 16-18, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

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ANNUAL AWARDS

2023

Winners were announced at the Annual Business Meeting on July 28, 2023, and are being highlighted on Sister Cities International’s website, social media, and in national and regional press outreach.

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Sister Cities International's 2023 Durham Summer Leadership Meetings

CALENDAR

MAY 2024

BOARD ELECTIONS

Board of Directors Election Candidate Application Deadline

JUNE 2024

YLS 2024

Youth Leadership Summit
2024 Registration

JULY 2024

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

2024
Sister Cities International
Annual Business Meeting

PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

7 for 70

7 PARTNERSHIPS FOR 70 YEARS OF SCI

Learn more about our “7 for 70” initiative with the State Department and the White House National Security Council that connects cities between the U.S. and the Pacific Island nations.

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J-1 VISA

HIGH SCHOOL HOMESTAY

Help build cultural exchange in your community. Host a student from your sister city for an academic year or semester under our J-1 Visa High School Homestay in the USA program.

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YLS

Youth Leadership Summit

Our annual Youth Leadership Summit (YLS), which happens concurrently with our annual conference, engages the next generation of leaders ages 14-18 and introduces them to the world of international affairs while completing simulations and service projects with like-minded peers.

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YAAS

Young Artists and Authors Showcase

The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is an annual art contest that encourages youth worldwide to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, poetry, photography, and music.

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Our network of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers run sister city programs that promote peace and strengthen local communities.

But what is a sister city and why are they important?

WHY

have a Sister City in the USA?

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HOW

are Sister City partnerships formed?

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LEARN HOW

We Promote Peace

Through People

One individual, one community at a time

BY RON NIRENBERG LONG
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS / SHINAI INDIA / KUNAMOTO JAPAN

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Why have a Sister City in the USA?

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MAY 28-31, 2024
SAN ANTONIO, TX USA

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