YLS recap 2018

2018 Youth Leadership Summit Impact Sister Cities International’s Youth Leadership Summit offers high school youth from around the world the opportunity to meet with like-minded peers to learn about global challenges while exploring the field of international affairs and diplomacy. The 2018 Youth Leadership Summit focused on the theme of “Immigrants and Refugees.” Ninety-nine students from the United States, Jamaica and South Korea began their stay in Aurora, CO with a tour of the University of Denver where they were housed in dorms followed by dinner and ...

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Houstonians again proving their Care for the Humanity 40-feet container of gifts for the flood hit Sister City of Karachi

The Houston-Karachi Sister City Relationship has shown the importance of Sister Cities - helping each other in times of need through joint efforts. See the article below to read about their connection and donation! November 18, 2020 (Our Special Correspondent): Speaking at the sending off ceremony of 40-feet container of gifts from the people of Houston, Texas, USA to the people suffering from the aftermath of Super Floods in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan of Aug-Sept, 2020; the Consul General of Pakistan Honorable Abrar Hashmi acknowledged the generosity of Pakistani ...

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YLS recap 2019

2018 Youth Leadership Summit Impact Sister Cities International’s Youth Leadership Summit offers high school youth from around the world the opportunity to meet with like-minded peers to learn about global challenges while exploring the field of international affairs and diplomacy. The 2018 Youth Leadership Summit focused on the theme of “Immigrants and Refugees.” Ninety-nine students from the United States, Jamaica and South Korea began their stay in Aurora, CO with a tour of the University of Denver where they were housed in&nbsp...

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Stanardsville looks to gain sister city in Tarland

On October 8, 2020, the Daily Progress from Charlottesville, Virginia wrote about a new sister city friendship they were able to cultivate! Read the article below or see it on their website through this link. Stanardsville looks to gain sister city in Tarland The Town of Stanardsville is gaining a sister—a sister city that is—the village of Tarland in Scotland. Sister Cities International (SCI) was launched in 1956 to promote affiliations between cities in different nations to further international understand and develop continuing projects of ...

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Houston, TX – Karachi, Pakistan Sister Cities & The Alliance for Disaster Relief

Historic Floods in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan Around 150,000+ Flood Hit Persons Served by Helping hand USA, Houston Karachi Sister City Association and Alliance for Disaster Relief: October 7, 2020: Administrator of Karachi Mr. Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has said that we have not yet won the battle against Corona, but we are on the verge of winning it. That is why continuing safety measures and following the SOPs are needed. Corona Virus has caused havoc all across the globe. We say Thanks to God for the better situation being faced in Pakistan. Mr. Shallwani was ...

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Tulsa Global Alliance hosts 2020 Global Vision Awards

Tulsa Global Alliance will be hosting the Global Vision Awards Gala! It wil be on Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Tulsa Global Alliance (TGA) will be honoring the 2020 Global Vision Awardees: The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation The City of Tulsa Hanson You can find more information on the attached fliers, or visit the Tulsa Global Alliance page for event details.

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We Shall Overcome on October 11, 2020

San Antonio Sister Cities is hosting a musical program called "We Will Overcome: Sister Cities & Friends" presented by Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) for its opening event for the new 2021 season! The Global Engagement Office of the City of San Antonio is proud of its collaboration with this first event of the MBAW's new season. MBAW also joined us for our Annual Conference this year, Reimagining Citizen Diplomacy. You can find the promotional flyer for the virtual event - streaming live on Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 PM CST - here, or on our social ...

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Industry leaders bullish on border manufacturing, chances of ‘reshoring’ jobs from China

The local news channel 23, Valley Central in Rio Grande, Texas, wrote about the Border industry and its effects from COVID-19. Our guest speakers from our SCI Global Conversation: U.S.-Mexico Trade During COVID-19 were featured on this news article. The speakers were Alan Russell, CEO of Tecma, Paola Avila, vice president for international business at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and David Coronado, director of international brudges for the City of El Paso. Read below or click this link here to find the article on the website. U.S.-run factories in ...

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Tempe Sister Cities Receives Award from U.S. Department of State

  WASHINGTON, DC – Tempe, Arizona Sister Cities has been named as one of three recipients of the U.S. State Department’s annual 2020 Citizen Diplomacy award. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the organization was selected out of a record 22 nomination this year. Awards are presented to one winner and two runner up positions.   “Sister Cities has been one of our nominating partners since day one. Tempe Sister Cities stood out for their creative youth programs and teacher exchanges,” said a State Department spokesperson.   The Citizen ...

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U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Accepting Applications Now!

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for intensive language study abroad in summer 2021.   For more information and to apply visit https://www.clscholarship.org/apply. Applications are due Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by 8:00pm EST. The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical ...

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