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A Cooperative Feast for Sister Cities

Blog contributed by Carolyn Jabs, Co-Author, Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart. Click here to view the blog post on Medium. It was a cooperative feast. Edamame and guacamole, savory meatballs and delicate sushi rolls, deviled eggs and spicy chicken wings, olive bread and kale salad, cellophane noodles and Turkish delight. Santa Barbara has seven sister cities. And once a year the committees for those cities gather to share a meal in celebration of United Nations Day. Everyone brings a dish, and many of them represent the cuisine from the countries where the sister cities are located. It’s a farflung group including Mexico, Japan, China, Greece, Montenegro, Ireland and the...view


Support Sister Cities International for #GivingTuesday on November 29!

Sister Cities International (SCI) is excited to take part in #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016! Click hereto donate to SCI's youth programs this #GivingTuesday. What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday follows the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It kicks off the holiday giving season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving.   #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. Now in its 5th year, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement that celebrates the power of giving in all its forms.    How is Sister Cities International getting involved?  Sister Cities International (SCI) is taking part in #GivingTuesday...view

What Was Your Most Meaningful, Life-Changing Experience?

What was your most meaningful, life-changing experience?   If you talk to those involved with Sister Cities International (SCI), they will tell you about their high school exchange with their sister city in Shizuoka, Japan, or the day they received a letter from their friends in Sunderland, UK after September 11th, or they may tell you about when they went to Zomba, Malawi to open a composting site.   When you meet people from around the world, your view of humanity changes. Your support of SCI has enabled us to spread peace and prosperity through people for the past 60 years. In 2016, we invite you to be part of this thriving network of individuals, businesses and organizations by investing in SCI.  Every day we see reports of conflict, hatred, and...view

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This year marks a pivotal moment during which Sister Cities International is celebrating 60 years of peace through people. Get involved in this momentous year.
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As the world becomes smaller, and connections online become more frequent than face-to-face interactions, multicultural understanding at the community level is more important than ever. Sister Cities International enables citizen diplomats in communities across the world to develop relationships with communities in other countries that are based on cultural understanding and mutual cooperation.Donate