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Well-known Fort Worth chefs have graciously donated their time and expertise to support the programs of Sister Cities. Some chefs are preparing meals in winning bidders’ homes for up to 10 people and some with specialized wine pairings to complement the menus. Bidding starts online August 3 – 13. 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...
 
 
 

Race teams will compete in this global challenge right here in Fort Worth! Teams of 4 will walk, run, and ride to 8 international stations. Click through to put a team together for this fun event! ​Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Interning for Fort Worth Sister Cities not only gives students a global perspective, it offers them a chance to discover what they are capable of.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 
Celebrate 30 years of service to Fort Worth at our Annual Meeting and Luncheon with special guest speaker, Chris Young, Executive Director of CIFAL Atlanta, the UN’s Institute for Training and Research. ​Click here for more info...
 
 
 

Since 1990, The Harashin Co. of Nagaoka, Japan has funded scholarships for a group of Fort Worth students and teachers to travel there for an educational and cultural enrichment exchange. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

In its ongoing efforts to promote Fort Worth globally and provide opportunities to enhance the understanding and awareness of different cultures on a global basis, Fort Worth Sister Cities International will be sending nearly 100 student athletes, coaches, and staff to the Giochi Tricolore Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy August 24-31, 2015. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday
Closing Ceremony of the International Leadership Academy, TCU, Ed Landreth Hall, 10:00 a.m.
2
Sunday
ILA ends
3-13
Monday-Thursday
5
Wednesday
Harashin Scholars return from Nagaoka, Japan
7-15
Friday-Saturday
Harashin reciprocal exchange with Japanese students
19
Wednesday
Finance Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill Street, 11 AM
19
Wednesday
Executive Committee meeting, The Women's Center, 1723 Hemphill Street, noon
24-31
Monday-Monday
Tricolore Youth Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Reggio sent 21 students, 2 facilitators, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
 Fort Worth is sending nearly 100 student athletes, coaches, leaders, and parents to Reggio Emilia, Italy for the 5th Tricolore Sports Games​ August 24-31.

 
 
 
♦Trier sent 14 students, 1 facilitator, and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July. 
♦ The Trier committee is partnering with the Trinity River Vision Authority for Oktoberfest September 24-26 so please contact us if you want to volunteer.
 
 
 
♦Youth Ambassadors and Delegation Leaders traveled to Nagaoka and Tokyo, Japan June 30-July 9.
♦ Nagaoka sent 11 students, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July.
​Seven Harashin scholar students and 2 teachers travel to Nagaoka July 26-August 5 for a reciprocal exchange. The Japanese students are here August 7-15.

 
 
 
​♦ Bandung sent 10 students and 1 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦ Stay tuned for details on a Budapest Committee gathering in the coming months.

 
 
 
♦ Toluca sent 15 students, 10 facilitators, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy (ILA) in July. Those 10 facilitators also conducted the Junior International Leadership Academy the week prior to ILA.
♦ Pamela Gallegos, a student from Tec de Monterrey, interned at the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's Bureau this past summer.
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Women’s Policy Forum on a special women’s symposia to take place in Toluca, Mexico this October 28-November 1.
 
 
 
♦ Mbabane sent 6 students, 1 facilitator, and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July, 4 of which were sponsored by the Black Ecumenical Leaders Alliance (BELA).
♦ Sister Cities also sponsored its first BELA 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 sent 8 students and 2 chaperone to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦ Fort Worth was 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​.
​♦ Vietnam sent 20 students and 2 chaperones to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦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! ​
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

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