ABOUT US      HAPPENINGS      GET INVOLVED      PROGRAMS      NEWS      DONATE
 
 

A home hosting experience provides visitors a glimpse of our way of life. They share our food, participate in our activities and get to know Americans. Sister Cities will make sure your hosting experience is a pleasant one. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
Fort Worth Sister Cities has started the process to recruit candidates for a newly created position within the organization – Associate Director for Community Engagement, a high level position that will help set the direction and ensure the health of the organization. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Fort Worth Sister Cities welcomes 10 university students and 2 educators from Toluca, Mexico's Tec de Monterrey for the second annual Spanish Immersion Camp. The camp is slated for June 15-26. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

It is only appropriate that Mayor Betsy Price’s first visit to one of Fort Worth’s sister cities be to Reggio Emilia, Italy.  Reggio was Fort Worth’s first sister city signed in 1985. Click here for more info...
 
 
 


Fort Worth Sister Cities International, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting Fort Worth globally and enriching our community though international education and change. Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Join Sister Cities International, elected and municipal officials, engaged citizens, diplomats, and business leaders in Minneapolis, MN to discuss “Bridging Generations for Peace.” ​Click here for more information...
 
 
 

In June, 27 students and leaders are visiting two of Fort Worth's eight sister cities, including Nagaoka, Japan and Bandung, Indonesia. Students will explore the unique cultures through educational activities and home hosting. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
1-7
Monday-Sunday
TCU Nursing students in Reggio Emilia, Italy
10-22
Wednesday-Monday
Youth Ambassadors in Bandung, Indonesia
11-14
Thursday-Sunday
Mayor Betsy Price in Reggio Emilia, Italy
15-26
Monday-Friday
Spanish Immersion Camp, Burton Hill Elementary
17
Wednesday
Finance Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill, 11:00 AM
17
Wednesday
Executive Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill, noon
17
Wednesday
Final balance due for Tricolore Sports Games participants in Reggio Emilia, Italy
21
Sunday
Father's Day
22
Monday
Final Junior ILA orientation, University Christian Chruch, 2720 S. University Dr., 6:00 PM
23
Tuesday
Final ILA and host family orientation, University Christian Chruch, 2720 S. University Dr., 6:00 PM
30
Tuesday
Youth Ambassadors leave for Nagaoka, Japan
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Reggio is sending 21 students, 2 facilitators, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
♦Mayor Price will travel to Reggio Emilia in June to meet with Mayor Luca Vecchi.

 
 
 
♦ Trier is sending 14 students, 1 facilitator, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
♦ Staff will travel to Trier in June to meet new Mayor Wolfram Leibe as well as Trier leadership. A personal invitation from Mayor Price to attend the Fort Worth Oktoberfest celebration in the fall and a gift will be presented to Mayor Leibe. Plans will be discussed with the sister cities leadership for re-instituting the Youth Ambassador exchange to Trier in 2016, a very popular youth exchange in the past.  

 
 
 
♦Youth Ambassadors and Delegation Leaders will travel to Nagaoka and Tokyo, Japan June 30-July 9.
♦Nagaoka is sending 11 students, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July.
​Eight Harashin scholar students and 2 teachers are meeting regularly to plan for their reciprocal exchange to Nagaoka July 26-August 5.

 
 
 
♦ Youth Ambassadors and Delegation Leaders will travel to Bandung, Indonesia June 10-22.
​♦ Bandung is sending 15 students and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦ Stay tuned for details on a  Budapest Committee event involving classical Hungarian music and Dr. Tamas Ungar.

 
 
 
♦ 10 facilitators and two teachers from Tec de Monterrey in Toluca, Mexico will facilitate the Spanish Immersion Camp with Fort Worth ISD June 15-26.
♦ Toluca is sending 15 students, 10 facilitators, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy (ILA) in July. Those 10 facilitators will also conduct the Junior International Leadership Academy the week prior to ILA.
♦ Pamela Gallegos, a student from Tec de Monterrey, is currently interning at the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's Bureau in their Marketing Department May 18-July 31.
 
 
 
♦ Mbabane is sending 6 students, 1 facilitator, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July, 4 of which are being sponsored by the Black Ecumenical Leadership Alliance.
♦ Sister Cities is also sponsoring its first BELA church student, who attends Mount Olive Baptist Church, to attend ILA. He received a full scholarship made possible by the Mbabane Committee's fundraiser at the Gospel Choir event held in 2014.
 
 
 
The Guiyang group will be planning the 5th anniversary exchange to Guiyang in 2016.  If interested in joining the group or planning the tour, contact Beth Weibel at 817-632-7105.
 Guiyang is sending 20 students and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦ Fort Worth will be represented by 20 Fort Worth high school students at the International Leadership Academy in July.
♦ We are proud of our new officers, elected in April. They are volunteering during ILA this summer and planning a wonderful calendar of events for 2015-2016​.
 
 
 
♦ Our team of summer interns includes Kiana Cunningham, Christine Donohue, Darren Liao, Ali McGuigan, Kalyn Rabuse, Molly Suggs, and Isabella Vick. Thank you for all your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​
We are currently interviewing candidates for ILA facilitator positions. Please click here for more information.
 
 
 
 
CONTACT US
 
 
 
Mae Ferguson
President/CEO
817-632-7104
 
 
Joseph Ramirez
Vice President/COO
817-632-7102
 
 
Beth Weibel
Sr. Program Manager
817-632-7105
 
 
 
 
Danielle McCown
Administrative Assistant
817-632-7106
 
 
 

• P.O. Box 17879 | Fort Worth, TX 76102 | 817-632-7100 •
 
        
            
 
Footer-logo