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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...
 
 
 

Traveling for business or pleasure?
Let us teach you what you need to know before you go and why protocol is important. Click here for more information...
 
 
 


You are cordially invited to the Fort Worth Sister Cities International Annual Meeting of the Membership
featuring
Stephen T. Quigley, Jr.
Chairman of Sister Cities International.
 Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Since 1990, The Harashin Co. of Nagaoka, Japan has funded scholarships for eight Fort Worth students and two teachers to travel there for an educational and cultural enrichment experience. In return, the families of these Fort Worth students host students and teachers from Nagaoka in their homes. 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...
 
 
 

Kalkidan Alemu, a member of Fort Worth Sister Cities International's youth group has won the Sister Cities International 2017 Youth Leadership Award. The Youth Leadership Award honors an exemplary youth for contributions to the sister city movement and recognizes the leadership and talent that benefit local sister city programs and the larger sister city network. Click here for more information...
 
 
 

Fort Worth has won the Sister Cities International 2017
Innovation Award for Humanitarian Assistance. The Sister Cities International Innovation Award for Humanitarian Assistance recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding community and individual sister city programs that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday Fort Worth Harashin Scholars return from Nagaoka, Japan
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Tuesday-Wednesday Japanese Harashin Scholars visit Fort Worth for reciprocal exchange
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Wednesday Sister Cities Preschool Story Time, Fort Worth Library, 500 W. 3rd Street, 10:30 a.m.
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Monday Japan/America Friendship Night with the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Park
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Tuesday Nagaoka Committee meeting, home of Mary & Harvey Yamagata, 3:30 p.m.
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Tuesday Harashin Scholar farewell party, home of Mary & Harvey Yamagata, 5:00 p.m.
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Tuesday Final orientation for Rotary Wheelchair Project in Swaziland, Fort Worth Club, 12th Floor, 306 W. 7th Street, 5:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Finance Committee meeting, City Club, 301 Commerce Street, 11:00 a.m.
16 Wednesday Executive Committee meeting, City Club, 301 Commerce Street, noon
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Thursday Long Range Planning meeting, home of Pat Miller, 4:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Tricolore Sports Games coaches' meeting, FWISD Athletics, 1501 University Drive, 4:30 p.m.
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Tuesday Protocol Training Workshop, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, 3131 W. 7th Street, 4th Floor, 5:00 p.m. 
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Reggio Emilia, Italy sent a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
♦ Plans are moving forward for the Italian-owned PreGel company to open their office space in Fort Worth.

 
 
 
Trier, Germany sent 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 Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
♦Thirteen Youth Ambassadors traveled to Nagaoka, Japan in June and 8 Harashin Scholars traveled there in July.
Nagaoka, Japan sent 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, contact Beth Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.

 
 
 
​​♦ Six Youth Ambassadors traveled to Bandung, Indonesia in June.
 
 
 
Budapest, Hungary sent a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
 Toluca, Mexico sent a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July as well as a group of university students to facilitate 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 sent a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
♦ In July, we welcomed intern Vera Chen from China!
 
 
 
♦ Youth Ambassadors traveled in July on 2017 Youth Ambassador exchanges.
♦ The Jr. International Leadership Academy took place July 10-14 at McLean 6th Grade Center and the International Leadership Academy took place July 15-30 at TCU.
 
 
 
♦This summer we welcomed 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
 
 

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