The Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program is a proud member of Sister Cities International (SCI), 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.
The Santa Clarita Valley International Program (SCVIP) is the local nonprofit sister city organization of Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita currently has two Sister Cities, located in Tena, Ecuador (established in 2001) and Sariaya, Philippines (established in 2003).
The mission and purpose of SCVIP is to shepherd the creation and development of sister city relationships where education, economic development and cultural awareness may be exchanged, implemented and strengthened.
Contributions can be made to the Santa Clarita Valley International Program, Inc., and mailed to 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 300, Santa Clarita, California 91355-2196. This is a tax-deductible organization.
Tax ID # 95-4425541