Lassen Sie Die Musik Beginnen! Sister Cities Wilmington & Wilmington Children’s Chorus Host Fulda Youth Orchestra

Wilmington and Fulda Students in Washington D.C.
Contributed by Tonya R. Richardson of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Wilmington, DE. The Wilmington Children’s Chorus (WCC) said goodbye, again to good friends this summer after hosting Germany’s Kammerorchester der Jugend Fulda (Fulda Youth Orchestra) for a week of combined rehearsals, performances, friendship, and fun, which began on July 21. The collaboration concluded in a gala concert held on July 29.The project was sponsored in part by Sister Cities of Wilmington, Delaware and the City of Wilmington. The 2017 collaboration between Fulda and Wilmington, ...

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Oceans, Food Safety, and Fun! 2017 Youth Leadership Summit Recap

In concurrence with our Annual Conference, Sister Cities International holds a Youth Leadership Summit each year where students from all over the U.S. and the globe gather to learn about citizen diplomacy and garner leadership skills for a future in international relations. This year’s Summit was extra fun for our students as they enjoyed the sites of Virginia Beach and worked together to solve international issues. Read below for our day by day recap of the Summit. Day One, July 12th: Futures in Citizen Diplomacy On Wednesday July 12th, nearly 90 students arrived in ...

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Sewing Group Changes Lives of Young Women in Africa

Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.There is a sewing group meeting every month here in Seattle and what they are making is changing the lives of young women half way around the world. Nicole Sanchez tells us how this is more than your typical sewing group and how it is keeping girls safe and in school. This is a special project of the Seattle Limbe Sister City Association & Sarah Allen Sisterhood Saturday Sewing Sisters.

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Diplomatic Relations

Meeting with U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff.
Blog contributed by Kiwanis International. Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.Kiwanis and Sister Cities Send Six Teens on a Mission to Learn the Virtue of Global Understanding.The fate of the world rested in the hands of Lukos Stefan and other countries’ representatives at a last-hope peace conference in Washington, D.C. Like the other diplomats around him, Stefan had arrived at this meeting as a firm advocate of his nation’s agenda and his personal convictions. Nuclear war was imminent. Compromise was not an option.Not really.But that was ...

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A Sister City Summer

Didgeridoo
Take a glimpse into the world of Sister Cities of Nashville Student Ambassadors on their summer abroad experiences. View all original blog posts here. View Sister Cities International's post on medium here.Didgeridoo!Eghosa Eguakun, Tamworth, Australia, June 24, 2016Today in Tamworth we spent a portion of the day learning about aboriginal culture!We started at TAFE where Lenny, our guide, was able to explain to us the culture of the aboriginals and how they strive to be the one, a whole community. He invited some students and a teacher to speak to us about different ...

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2016 Youth Leadership Summit Recap

Students take a photo with Ambassador Kenichirō Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae.
Click here to view the original post on Medium. Day 1 On Wednesday, July 13, students flew into Washington, DC from across the U.S. and globe to celebrate SCI’s largest Youth Leadership Summit yet with 115 participants in attendance. Delegates then checked in to the dorms at the George Washington University for a taste of college life. That night, students kicked off the Summit with a reception at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence where youth and adult conference attendees mingled, toured the beautiful Japanese gardens and tea house, ate delicious Japanese ...

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Sister Cities International Announces Winners of 2016 Annual Awards for Innovation in Youth and Education

WASHINGTON, DC –The 2016 Sister Cities International Innovation Award for Youth and Education recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding community and individual sister city programs that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.The award was given to SCI organizations in three cities in different population categories. Sister Cities of Wilmington, Inc. (SCW) of Wilmington, Deleware won for cities of under 100,000 people; Bellevue Sister Cities Association (BSCA) of Bellevue, Washington won among cities with population under 500,000 and ...

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Sister Cities International Announces 2016 Young Artists and Authors Showcase Winners

Over 100 students from around the globe ages 13-22 interpret peace through art, film, writing, and photography for the 28th Annual Young Artists and Authors ShowcaseWashington, DC (June 16, 2016) – Today, Sister Cities International (SCI) announced the winners and finalists of the 2016 Young Artists and Authors Showcase. For nearly three decades, SCI has leveraged the power that art has to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the Young Artists and Authors Showcase. The Showcase has given youth ages 14-18 from around the globe the opportunity to ...

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Imagining Tomorrow H20 Competition Mentor Q&A

Q&A with Rhoda Toback, Imagining Tomorrow H20 Competition Mentor, Columbia, Maryland. Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.The following post features a Q&A with Rhoda Toback of Columbia, MD, who served as a mentor in the Imagining Tomorrow H20 Competition during fall 2015. The competition was conducted in partnership between Sister Cities International (SCI) and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in order to connect U.S. science mentors with high school student teams across the globe to propose sustainable water solutions for the students’ ...

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#KidsNeedKiwanis: Key Clubber wins Sister Cities scholarship to expand her service impact

Shannon Louie
Blog originally posted on Kiwanis International Dateline. Click here to view the blog on Medium.Shannon Louie believes every act of kindness is an expression of world peace. “As long as I make an effort to impact others, I have succeeded in making an imprint on world peace,” she said.Louie’s experience earned her a US$700 scholarship from an association within Sister Cities International, a Kiwanis International community partner that advances better alliances to drive global change, improve the lives of children and help communities to thrive around the ...

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