It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Carl Boyer, founder of the Santa Clarita Valley International and Sister Cities Program, founding father of the City of Santa Clarita, and former City of Santa Clarita Mayor and Councilmember. Rest in Peace, Carl. Thank you for your legacy, the wisdom you so selflessly shared with us who were lucky enough to have known you and worked with you, and for the blessings you shared with kids from different parts of the globe. You will be missed.
The Santa Clarita Valley International Program (SCVIP) is the umbrella organization that oversees the Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program, international outreach projects, local educational programs, and collaborations with other local non-profit organizations, colleges, high school, middle school, and elementary schools. SCVIP has a variety of projects, programs, events, and learning opportunities for community members of all backgrounds, ages, interests, and skill sets.
Santa Clarita Sister Cities (SCSC) is a proud member of Sister Cities International (SCI), a non-profit citizen diplomacy network founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to create and strengthen partnerships between U.S. and international communities. This network unites tens of thousands of world-wide citizen diplomats and volunteers in an effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.