The City Council has proclaimed June 26, “Sister Cities Day” in Fort Worth

June 26,2020

Reposted from Fort Worth Sister Cities

Established 35 years ago, Fort Worth Sister Cities has brought international attention to Fort Worth through its nine sister city relationships in China, Eswatini, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico in an effort to create respect of and better understanding between cultures.

With a major focus on youth programming, Sister Cities serves a diverse group of students creating culturally competent youth who are prepared for the challenges of a global community. These programs help decrease violence, racism and stereotypes in Fort Worth and abroad. They focus on international understanding and leadership training and can change the trajectory of a student's life.

As the 13th-largest city in the United States, and one of the fastest-growing, Fort Worth must expand its global perspective to sustain success. Forming international relationships, fostering new business connections and promoting tourism and cultural understanding are vital to seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges in this global era.