Fort Worth-Mbabane

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.

Mary D. Kane

Message from President & CEO Mary D. Kane on Labor Day, 2012


Dear Sister Cities International members & friends,

As we celebrate the Labor Day holiday across the United States, I would like to take a moment to recognize the hard work of the volunteers and staff within our sister cities network.

The Fuzhou Ting in the Tacoma Reconciliation Park

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.

2012 Youth Ambassador Program participants

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.

56th Annual Conference

Sister Cities International 56th Annual Conference: a recap


Sister Cities International’s 56th Annual Conference was a success thanks to the amazing attendees, volunteers, and speakers!

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