Sister Cities Chess Partnership Unites Students around the Globe in Intellectual

Sister Cities Chess Partnership Unites Students around the Globe in Intellectual Competition

Blog by Jonathan Plaster, Chairman (Coach) of Atkins Chess club, Atkins High School, Winston-Salem, NC; Sharon Glover, Sister Cities Ambassador for Freeport & Nassau; Shaun & Catia Gittard, Sister Cities Ambassador for Ungheni, Moldova; and Shawn Sorsby (Coach), Bishop Micheal Eldon School, Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

Javier (Left) with Mayor Changya Yang of Tongchuan, Shaaxi Province, China

Hope Dies Last in a World of Destitute

Blog submitted by Javier Chaney, 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference Volunteer and Student at the University of Hawaii at Monoa. Click here to view the original post on Medium.

Digital Diaspora

Global Diaspora Week: Digital Diaspora

As part of 2015 Global Diaspora Week, Sister Cities International hosted a Digital Diaspora +SocialGood Google Hangout to highlight the leading cities whose sister city relationships formed or have been strengthened because of local diaspora.

San Diego-Jalalabad

San Diego-Jalalabad Sister Cities Engage Over 20,000 Students

Blog contributed by Stephen R. Brown, San Diego Sister Cities Association 

Mayor Steve Streit, Lockport signing agreement

Cyber Sisters: Virtual Signing between Lockport, IL and Asiago, Italy

Has your city been interested in officially establishing a sister city partnership but been unable to schedule the logistics of physically sending or receiving a delegation? Lockport, Illinois instituted their first sister city with Asiago, Italy via Skype on October 3, 2014, allowing them to virtually connect with their new sibling before receiving a future delegation! 

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