Sister Cities

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The Sister Cities Program is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between U.S. and international communities in an effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level, to promote cultural understanding, and to stimulate economic development. SCI was formed in 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed to involve individuals and organized groups at all levels of society in citizen diplomacy, with the hope that personal relationships, fostered through sister city, county and state affiliations, would lessen the chance of future world conflicts. Santa Clarita is proud to be an active member in the SCI organization.