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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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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.
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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...
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday-Tuesday Office closed
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Monday-Friday Jr. International Leadership Academy (JILA)
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Friday JILA Closing Ceremony, University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., 5:00 p.m.
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Friday 13th anniversary of the signing with Mbabane, Swaziland
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Thursday-Saturday Sister Cities International 61st Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA
15-30
Saturday-Sunday International Leadership Academy (ILA)
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Tuesday The World Comes to Fort Worth – an evening of cultural performances presented by students from around the world, Scott Theatre, 3505 W Lancaster Ave., 7:00 p.m. 
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Tuesday Global Educators Workshop, Texas Wesleyan University, Lou Baker Pavilion, 1112 Wesleyan Street, 10:00 a.m.
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Wednesday Harashin Scholars depart for Nagaoka, Japan
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Wednesday Board of Directors meeting, University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., noon
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Saturday ILA Closing Ceremony, TCU, BLUU Auditorium, 2901 Stadium Dr., 10:00 a.m.
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Reggio Emilia, Italy is 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 is 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 Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.
 
 
 
♦Thirteen Youth Ambassadors traveled to Nagaoka, Japan in June and 8 Harashin Scholars will travel there in July.
Nagaoka, Japan is 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, contact Beth Weibel at beth@fwsistercities.org.

 
 
 
​​♦ Six Youth Ambassadors traveled to Bandung, Indonesia in June.
 
 
 
Budapest, Hungary is sending a group of students to the International Leadership Academy in July.
 
 
 
 Toluca, Mexico is sending 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.
♦ Spanish Immersion Camp concluded last month after 2 weeks with university students from Toluca, Mexico.
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a wheelchair exchange to Swaziland September 1-10, 2017.
Mbabane, Swaziland is 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 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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