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Meet the New Mayor of Toluca, Mexico



Indonesian Students Welcomed at Local School


Volunteer at the Sister Cities Booth at Main Street Arts Festival


Middle School Students Apply Now for Leadership Academy


Councilman Shingleton Accepts Sister Cities Award at US/China Summit in DC


Local Companies Hosting Engineering Students from Mexico


Join Us for an Open House and See our New Offices

We are currently in need of reception chairs. If you would like to donate please call us at 817.632-7100





Citizen Diplomat Oath administered by Mayor Price for Youth Ambassadors of summer exchanges. City Hall Council Chamber, 1000 Throckmorton St.(76102), 7:00 p.m. Students arrive by 6:30 p.m.




Toluca Officials, Citizens and engineering students arrive.




Welcome Reception for Toluca guests. Intermodal Transportation Center, 2nd floor community room , 1000 Jones Street (76102), 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance on-line or by calling 817/632-7100. $10.00 for members; $15.00 for non-members.




Sister Cities volunteers manning beverage booth at the Main Street Arts Festival. Volunteers needed to work 3 hour shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To volunteer contact 




Welcome dinner for Mayor González. BRIT, 1700 University Drive (76107), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance on-line or by calling 817/632-7100. $35.00 for members; $40.00 for non-members.




Mayors Price and González bike ride to the Stockyards. Meet group at Panther Island Pavilion at noon. Bring your own bike and stay and have lunch on your own at Riscky's BBQ before heading back.




Toluca Mayor and officials depart.




Executive committee meeting, 12:00 noon, Bennett Benner Pettit 500 W. 7th, Suite 1400 (76102), noon. RSVP to by April 11th.




Toluca engineering students and citizens depart.




Junior ILA application deadline.



International Leadership Academy student orientation, TABS Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences High School, 3813 Valentine St. (76107).




Summer youth exchanges payment deadline.




Youth elections and summer outbound exchanges meeting. UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (76107), 2:00 p.m. From Camp Bowie turn on Clifton Street and park in lot #6. Enter through most southwest doors by flag poles.




Offices closed for staff furlough day




Open House. Fort Worth Sister Cities office, 908 Monroe, 5th Floor (76102), 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.



  • 13 students, one delegation leader and one university student traveled to Reggio Emilia March 8-16, 2014. Congratulations on a wonderful and successful exchange.
  • Kids Who Care celebrated its 25th anniversary in Reggio Emilia at the same time as our youth ambassadors. They brought 50 young performers and adult chaperons for a special performance at the theater in Reggio Emilia.
  • Our colleagues in Reggio Emilia are recruiting students for the International Leadership Academy program this July.
  • Congratulations to the new Trier committee chair, Mr. Greg Irwin. He will co-chair the committee with Dr. Bonnie Melhart. We look forward to working with you.

  • 17 students and one adult delegation leader, and 2 university student facilitators are confirmed to come to Fort Worth for ILA July 19-August 3.

  • We are looking for host families for a young lawyer from Trier who wants to intern with a law firm or the DA's office August-October, 2014.

  • The Fort Worth Japanese Society and the Nagaoka delegation leaders are planning a cultural orientation for all the students traveling to Japan on Sunday, March 30th

  • The committee is planning a special tour of the Kimbell Art Museum Samurai exhibit. Stay tuned for details.

  • We welcome 15 students, 2 educators and 2 principals from Bandung High School SM 5. They are in Fort Worth March 17-29 for an ambassador school program with Western Hills High School.

  • The principal and vice principal from High School SM 5 met with Nancy Marchant and Mae Ferguson at TCU to learn more about ILA. They are recruiting students and will hopefully have participants for the program this July.


  • Spaces are open for the adult exchange to Budapest and Vienna for June 11-19, 2014. Secure your spot today.

  • 13 students, two associate delegation leaders and one delegation leader represented us in Budapest March 8-16, 2014. Thank you so much for being such great ambassadors.


  • The Toluca committee is meeting regularly to plan for an official exchange to Fort Worth led by Mayor Hilde Calderon Gonzalez and members of the city council April 10-13. The group will explore the Main Street Arts Festival, meet with the Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce, and also ride bikes with Mayor Price from the Worthington Hotel to the Stockyards on the FW Bike Sharing bikes.

  • Detective Manny Reyes and Officer Daniel Segura traveled to Toluca at the end of February to do more training in the Forensic Science department at Tec de Monterrey in Toluca.

  • 12 engineering students from Tec de Monterrey are participating in their mentorship program April 10-18. They are visiting many universities and businesses as part of their experience.


  • Mbabane's new chair, Ms. Rae Hyatt, and the committee began meeting this month to discuss a cultural program tentatively scheduled for September. It will involve a concert choir - possibly gospel. It will be an exciting program.

  • Students and their delegation leader are meeting monthly to prepare for their exchange to Mbabane this June.

  • Mbabane former chair Dr. Staussa Ervin will travel to Mbabane with the group to continue the implementation of her leadership and service on-line course.


  • Educators wanting to visit China may join the June 9-13 exchange to Guiyang, X'ian and Bejing. Applications are online now.
  •  The culinary school of Fort Worth is planning a special Chinese culinary event. Many thanks to them for organizing this wonderful program.  
  • The U.S.-China conference is next month in Washington, D.C. Mae Ferguson will attend and accept an award Fort Worth Sister Cities has received in recognition for our outstanding youth programs with Guiyang.


 Fort Worth Youth International

  • Thank you so much to all the youth ambassadors and delegation leaders who made the exchanges to Reggio Emilia and Budapest such a success. We appreciate your hard work and commitment.

  • Youth Ambassadors and delegation leaders traveling to Mbabane, Swaziland; Guiyang, China and Nagaoka, Japan will be recognized by Mayor Price at city hall on April 8. The delegations will take their special oaths at this council meeting and will promise to represent Fort Worth well on their exchanges.

  • The youth board will have a special meeting in April to hold officer elections and plan for activities for next year.

  • Nine NET members were selected as Associate Delegation Leaders for the Spring and Summer youth ambassador exchanges. Congratulations to Gladys Guevara and Cindy Vasquez, who are going to Budapest, Hungary; and to Karla Lopez, who is going to Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Applications for internship and ILA facilitator positions are available on our website for summer and fall internships.



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Fort Worth Sister Cities International

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