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Help us welcome the Japanese New Year, Oshogatsu and celebrate The Year of the Rooster on January 19. The event includes a delicious Japanese dinner, entertainment, and a raffle full of unique prizes.  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...
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 

Join us as we learn about how our sister cities and other cultures celebrate the New Year. We will hear “Happy New Year” messages from our friends in our sister cities as well as record a New Year message of our own to send to our international friends.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 

In advance of Inauguration Day, join Sister Cities International at the 2017 Inaugural Gala for an exciting gathering of diplomats, members of congress, municipal officials, and community and citizen leaders.  Click here for more information...
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday Youth New Year Celebration, UNT Heath Science Center, Luibel Hall, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., 2:00 p.m.
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Tuesday Members Circle leadership team meeting, BBVA Compass Bank, 300 W. 7th Street, noon
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Tuesday Mayor's International Dinner committee meeting, Sundance West, 8th floor terrace, 333 Throckmorton Street, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
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Tuesday Members Circle reception to meet Brandom Gengelbach, Executive Vice President of Economic Development of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Sundance West, 8th floor terrace, 333 Throckmorton Street, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Long Range Planning committee meeting, FWSCI office, 4:00 p.m.
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Saturday Board of Directors retreat, Texas A&M University School of Law, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Tuesday Sister Cities International Inaugural Gala, Washington D.C.
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Thursday Oshogatsu, BRIT, 1700 University Dr., 6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Board of Directors meeting, City Club, 300 W. Commerce Street, noon
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Friday Spring Youth Ambassador exchanges final payment due
 
 
 
CITY UPDATES
 
 
 
 
♦ Eleven Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Reggio Emilia, Italy in March. Two culinary students and three adults will accompany the group for a culinary exchange.
 
 
 
♦ Eight Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Trier, Germany in March.
♦ Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke and Fort Worth Sister Cities International Chair Johnny Campbell of Sundance Square lead a delegation of eighteen Fort Worth Ambassadors to Trier, Germany November 30 – December 8 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the partnership as sister cities.
 
 
 
♦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.
♦ Help us welcome the Japanese New Year, Oshogatsu and celebrate The Year of the Rooster on January 19.
 
 
 
​​♦ Six Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Bandung, Indonesia in June.
 
 
 
♦ Seven Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Budapest, Hungary in March.
 
 
 
♦ Six Youth Ambassadors were selected for the 2017 exchange to Toluca, Mexico in March.
 
 
 
♦ Sister Cities is partnering with the Fort Worth Rotary Club on a wheelchair exchange to Swaziland in September of 2017. Stay tuned.
♦ Students from Trinity Valley School, led by Dr. Michael Roemer, are planning a service exchange to Mbabane, Swaziland March 8-19, 2017.
 
 
 
 This year Fort Worth Sister Cities celebrated 5 years of friendship with Guiyang, China.
 
 
 
♦ Youth Ambassador have been selected for 2017 exchanges and attended a travel orientation on December 4.
♦ Join your friends in Fort Worth Youth International for a New Year celebration on January 8.
♦ Applications are now available for the International Leadership and Jr. Academies.
 
 
 
♦This fall we welcomed intern Abby Clark. 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 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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