For over 50 years, Sister City International (SCI) has served as a catalyst for international understanding and community development, honoring a legacy of citizen diplomacy begun by President Eisenhower in 1956. Today Sister City Associations across the nation continue to be a trend-setter in the citizen exchanges arena. Kansas City has been a proud member of SCI since 1967 and presently has 13 cities around the world that they call their “Sister City.”
Bringing Kansas City To The World
And The World To Kansas City
A sister city program is one of the most important organizations a community can have. Sister city programs lead their communities toward global integration, using new technologies and techniques to support trade, health care advancement, democratization and the environment. Sister city programs are at the forefront of community development, working at the grassroots level to assist their partners abroad. Sister city programs and their volunteers represent all sectors of the city and all aspects of its society, diversity, history and ambitions. A sister city program is a community’s international salutation.