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Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee
Alternate Name(s):City of Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee
Address:323 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-420-5272
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:See Meeting Hours
Description:Sister Cities International has helped to link many U.S. cities and towns with localities abroad. These city to city affiliations provide the opportunity to build friendships, learn about other cultures and foster international understanding. Santa Cruz has five sister cities including Alushta, Ukraine; Sestri Levante, Italy; Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela; Shingu, Japan, and Jinotepe, Nicaragua.

Kasese, Uganda was established as a friendship city of Santa Cruz in November 2011. Through a "friendship" relationship of two years, the two cities will have the opportunity to explore the potential of becoming sister cities.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sister Cities Committee is an eleven-member city advisory body appointed by the City Council. All Commissioners are unpaid volunteers. Any citizen of the city or county of Santa Cruz who demonstrates an interest in the activities of the Committee is eligible for appointment.
Programs:The Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee is actively involved in strengthening these relationships through a variety of activities:

* Humanitarian projects abroad
* Youth programs/exchanges
* Visitor exchanges
* Cultural and business exchanges
* School affiliations/pen pals (adult & children)
* Hospitality Committee for greeting foreign visitors
* Local projects benefiting Santa Cruz
* Friendship garden on the mall in downtown Santa Cruz
Meetings:Second Monday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 7 pm in City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Languages other than English:French
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:City Government
Contact Persons

Carol  Scurich

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz City Council
Subject Headings
 Cultural Exchange Visitor Visas
Exchange Visitors
Government Agencies
International Cultural Exchange
International Human Rights Programs
Multicultural Education
Pen Pals
This record last modified January 9, 2017

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