Help support world peace through a tax-exempt donation

Contribute to Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter (SoCal Sister Cities). Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter, Inc. (SoCal Sister Cities), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, was established as an extension of Sister Cities International (SCI) in Southern California.

About the Sister Cities Program

Sister Cities International was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House conference on citizen diplomacy and is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and SCI. President Eisenhower liked the idea of cities twinning themselves with cities, people becoming involved with people, and families becoming families with their twinned counterparts overseas. Through this concept, President Eisenhower hoped for world peace to be realized through the establishment of the Sister City Program in 1956.

SoCal Sister Cities Promotes Peace through People-to-People Relationships

Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter connects approximately 170 cities in 50 countries with some 40 cities in Southern California, an area extending from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border. SoCal Sister Cities helps to promote peace through sister city relationships between cities in Southern California and cities abroad through cultural, educational, municipal, business and trade exchanges. Your contribution can help change people’s lives through introducing them to new cultures and helping them to gain intercultural understanding.

Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit Scholarship

Each each Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter awards Youth Leadership Summit Scholarships to eager youth wanting to gain leadership skills, knowledge of different issues affecting the world around us, and many other great skills and experiences. The Youth Leadership Summit gives students the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • Meet young people from around the world
  • Learn how to work productively within the Sister City Program and Community
  • Share his/her community’s culture with fellow delegates
  • Build leadership skills
  • Learn how to make the Sister Cities International mission of Peace through People, a reality

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