Sister Cities International’s Africa Documentary Series out now! Watch it here!

The Fort Worth-Mbabane community center project was funded by Sister Cities International’s Africa Urban Poverty Alleviation Program (AUPAP). AUPAP is a 3-year program focusing of developing such partnerships in Africa. AUPAP aims at alleviating poverty in 25 African cities through water, sanitation, and health project led jointly by U.S. and African sister city programs.

Youth Ambassador Program draws to a close

45 Students and eight teachers from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada recently completed the Youth Ambassador Program: Trilateral North America, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau. The program consisted of two three-week exchanges to Mexico and the U.S. facilitated by Sister Cities International.

Unique arts structure celebrates sister city relationship

In 2011, Tacoma Sister Cities Council inaugurated a unique structure to celebrate its relationship with sister city Fuzhou, China. The award-winning “Fuzhou Ting”, a Chinese pavilion, is aimed at supporting Tacoma’s reconciliation efforts.

A message to all Ghanaians

Sister Cities International would like to express its deepest condolences to the people of Ghana for their recent loss of President John Evan Atta Mills. During this period of mourning, we stand in solidarity with all Ghanaians.

Sister Cities International launches new brand

In order to better promote the work of our members, Sister Cities International has launched a new logo, tagline and website. A fresh and modern brand will enhance our communications outreach and increase our ability to share the power of our sister cities network with the entire world.

A pivotal student exchange experience

Over 10 years ago, Jesper Frant, a high school student from Boulder, Colorado, went as an exchange student to sister city Mante, Mexico for a year. Today, Jesper recounts how life changing the experience was.