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Join our Members Circle today and publicly demonstrate your commitment to our vibrant city, its people, and its bright future on the global stage.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 


Join Mayor Pro Tem Sal Espino and other city officials as we celebrate Fort Worth's 5th anniversary with Guiyang, China. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
This dinner is made possible by the generosity of our Members Circle and provides funds to promote Fort Worth globally and enrich our community through international education, exchange and commerce. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
Since 1989, the award-winning International Leadership Academy (ILA) has brought young people from Fort Worth’s sister cities to the area to discuss pressing global issues. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Later this month, thirty-two students and ten leaders are visiting four of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities including Trier, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Reggio Emilia, Italy; and Toluca, Mexico. This will be the first youth exchange to Toluca, Mexico since 2008. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
1
Tuesday
Citizen Diplomat Oath for Youth Ambassadors, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton, 7:00 PM
6
Sunday
Desserts Around the World presented by the Youth Board, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 1:00 p.m.
6
Sunday
Final orientation for spring youth exchanges, UNT Health Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 2:00 p.m.
12-20
Saturday-Sunday
Youth ambassadors travel to Germany, Hungary, Italy & Mexico
22
Tuesday
Members Circle Leadership Team meeting, BBVA Compass Bank, 300 W. 7th St., noon
23
Wednesday
Board of Directors meeting, Fort Worth Club, 307 W. 7th St., 12th Floor, noon
24
Thursday
Members Circle Kick-Off Reception, Flowers on the Square, 4701 White Settlement Rd., 5:30 p.m.
24
Thursday
International Leadership Academy deposits due
25
Friday
Good Friday. Office closed.
30
Wednesday
Taste of Africa, Samson's Market Bistro, 4307 Camp Bowie Blvd., 6:00 p.m.
31
Thursday
Exchanges & Outreach Committee meeting, 1107 Loch Lomond Court, 6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
​♦ 13 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader will travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy in March.
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​​♦ 10 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader will travel to Trier, Germany in March.
♦ The Trier Committee held a gathering on February 15 at the WineHaus and is planning an excursion to Trier in 2016.
 
 
 
♦17 students and 2 Delegation Leaders will travel to Japan in June.
​8 Harashin scholars and 2 Delegation Leaders will travel to Japan in August.​
 
 
 
​​♦ On March 9, Hindu Indonesians will celebrate the Balinese New Year, Hari Raya Nyepi. The holiday coincides with the arrival of spring.
 
 
 
♦ 3 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader will travel to Budapest, Hungary in March.
♦ The Budapest Committee held a gathering on February 16 at the home of Terri & Gary West and is planning for a visit from the Hungarian Ambassador.
 
 
 
​♦ 8 students, 2 Delegation Leader, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader will travel to Toluca, Mexico in March.
 
 
 
♦ Former ILA alumna Tee Mdluli visited Fort Worth last month. Thank you to the Mbabane Committee and Nancy Marchant for hosting her and showing her true Texas hospitality.
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a possible wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in 2017.  Stay tuned.
♦ On March 30, join the Mbabane Committee for Taste of Africa at local Ethiopian restaurant, Samson's Market Bistro.
 
 
 
There are a few spots left on the 5th anniversary exchange to Guiyang in June 2016. Click here to download a registration form.
♦ 7 students, 2 Delegation Leaders, and 1 Associate Delegation Leader will travel to Guiyang, China in June.
 
 
 
​♦ 76 students were selected to travel to 6 of Fort Worth's sister cities in 2016.
​​♦ On March 6, FYI is hosting a Desserts Around the World event to help raise money for the Refugee Services of Texas.
​​♦ Also on March 6, students traveling on spring exchanges will attend a final orientation.
 
 
 
♦This spring's interns include Lauren Titsworth and Will Zhong. Thank you for all your service to Fort Worth Sister Cities. We couldn’t do what we do without you! ​
♦ If you are interested in interning in the spring or summer, 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
Administrative Assistant
817-632-7106
 
 

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