The mission of the organization is to bring different cultures together through people to people relationships. Our objectives are to enrich the lives of our students through cultural exchanges to build strong leadership skills and to enhance goodwill and global understanding.
SCSCA has three Sister Cities: Coimbra, Portugal, established August 4, 1972,Izumo, Japan, established October 11, 1986, Limerick, Ireland, established August 1, 2014. We have high school student exchange programs, a junior high exchange program with Izumo, Japan, music and art exchange programs. We involve student leaders through our Youth Commission that works under the SCA Board of Directors.
SCSCA is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt ID # 94-6006426 non profit. We are a volunteer based organization with a Board of Directors who are elected on a yearly basis. We have no paid staff. All donations and fundraiser monies go directly to our exchange programs.
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When a community bonds together in any group, the power of the human mind is unsurpassable. Together, people of all ages can reach out and accomplish the unthinkable, such as peace on earth. The reason why we suffer the consequences of hate, terrorism, and war is because of a deficiency in the deep understanding and acceptance of the differences in the cultures across the world. Through the hard work of a determined Board of Directors and the support from City Hall and the Cultural Commission, Santa Clara Sister Cities Association pierces through the crust of hate and helps the world advance towards peace, one relationship at a time.
In order to finance these exchange programs and other culturally educational events and opportunities offered to High School students, the Santa Clara Sister Cities Association is fundraising all year long. Events such as the Annual Chicken BBQ, Street Dance, Tea Party, and A&W Festival are just some of the many opportunities for not only students, but the community as well to get involved. SCSCA welcomes long time supporters and newcomers interested in meeting and working with friendly people dedicated to building relationships that extend from the local community to other parts of the world.
The Santa Clara Sister Cities Association
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