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Home hosts make sure visitors to Fort worth experience our true Texas hospitality! Sister Cities will make sure that your hosting experience is a pleasurable one. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Fort Worth Sister Cities welcomes 10 university students and 2 educators from Toluca, Mexico’s Tec de Monterrey this month for the fourth Spanish Immersion and Enrichment Camp for elementary students in partnership with the FWISD. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Youth Ambassadors from 8 – 12th grades represent Fort Worth and the USA in the cities visited while learning the importance of global volunteerism. All Youth Ambassadors become Citizen Diplomats, sworn in by the Mayor of Fort Worth, with a mission of connecting Fort Worth with the world. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

This year’s theme is “Global Communities for World Peace.” Attendees will learn about the latest and greatest in global partnering while connecting with elected and municipal officials, engaged citizens, diplomats, and business leaders from all over the world. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Race teams will join Mayor Betsy Price for this global challenge in downtown Fort Worth! Teams of 3-5 will walk, run, and ride to 8 international stations attempting various challenges along the way with a finish line party at the very end.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Fort Worth Sister Cities & Texas Wesleyan University invite you to join educators from Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Swaziland, and the U.S. to share diplomatic solutions on promoting peace and collaboration within the classroom. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Funding and in-kind support from the City of Fort Worth play a key role in our mission, but most of our work is made possible through the support of our Members Circle – a thriving network of individuals, organizations, corporations, and community leaders  committed to expanding global relationships for peace and prosperity at home and abroad. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday Nagaoka Committee meeting, Tokyo Cafe, 5121 Pershing Ave., 6:00 p.m.
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Sunday 2018 Italian Sports Games planning meeting, home of Matt & Mae Graves, 1:30 p.m.
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Monday-Friday Spanish Immersion & Enrichment Camp
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Tuesday 30th anniversary with Trier, Germany
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Wednesday Long Range Planning Committee meeting, FWSCI, 908 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, 4:00 p.m.
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Tuesday Orientation for Rotary Wheelchair Project in Swaziland, Fort Worth Club, 12th Floor, Camelia Room, 5:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Finance Committee meeting, City Club, 300 W. Commerce Street, 11:00 a.m.
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Wednesday Executive Committee meeting, City Club, 300 W. Commerce Street, noon
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Monday Jr. International Leadership Academy orientation, University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., 6:00 p.m.
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Tuesday International Leadership Academy & home hosting orientation, University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., 6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Members Circle Reception, Moncrief Cancer Institute, 400 W. Magnolia Ave, 5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Reggio Emilia, Italy will be sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
♦ 20 nursing students and 2 professors traveled to Reggio Emilia May 28-June 3 for their international healthcare course.
♦ Plans are moving forward for the Italian-owned PreGel company to open their office space in Fort Worth.


 
 
 
Trier, Germany will be sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
♦ Mayor Leibe and an official delegation will visit Fort Worth in October. If interested in planning their visit, contact beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
♦Thirteen Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Nagaoka, Japan in June and 8 Harashin Scholars were selected for the 2017 exchange in July.
Nagaoka, Japan will be sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
♦ Mayor Isoda and an official delegation will visit Fort Worth in October. If interested in planning their visit, come to the Nagaoka Committee meeting on June 8 at Tokyo Cafe or contact beth@fwsistercities.org.

 
 
 
​​♦ Six Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Bandung, Indonesia in June.
 
 
 
Budapest, Hungary will be sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
♦ The Visual World Foundation, an organization based in Budapest which creates media and educational documentaries for international humanitarian and non-profit communities, will be traveling to Fort Worth in July to document the impact the International Leadership Academy has on the students attending the Academy from Hungary. 
 
 
 
 Toluca, Mexico will be sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July as well as 2 groups of university students to facilitate the Spanish Immersion Camp and the Junior International Leadership Academy.
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a wheelchair exchange to Swaziland September 1-10, 2017.
Mbabane, Swaziland will be sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦ In July, we will welcome intern Vera Chen from China!
 
 
 
♦ Youth Ambassadors will travel in June and July on 2017 Youth Ambassador exchanges.
♦ The Jr. International Leadership Academy will take place July 10-14 at McLean 6th Grade Center and the International Leadership Academy will take place July 15-30 at TCU.
 
 
 
♦This summer we welcome interns Catherine Cravens, Vera Chen,  Zoe Deprang, Courtney Kobos, Natalie McCormick, Lizzie Roberts, Alexandra Rojas, Hannah Saffle, Dierrica Smith, and Nadine Yassin. Thank you for your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​​
♦ If you are interested in interning in the fall or spring, please submit resume, cover letter, and application to beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Katie Wharry
Associate Director for Community Engagement
817-632-7101
 
 
 
Danielle McCown
Office Manager
817-632-7106
 
 

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