Media Gallery & Programs

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Nicaragua Sister Schools

Students from College of the Canyons traveled to Granada, Nicaragua from June 5-10th, 2013 in a joint effort with the Global Collaboration Project to implement the Nicaragua Water Tank project which provided access to water for a community of about 600 people in Granada. In addition, the student delegation from COC will be delivered school supplies to schools.


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Young Authors and Artists Showcase

Every year, SCVIP hosts a literary and art competition open to students ages 13-18 from Santa Clarita, Tena, and Sariaya. The Santa Clarita showcase offers students an opportunity to submit in three different categories: essay, poetry, and artwork. The winners selected from Santa Clarita’s judging are sent to Washington, DC for international judging in the national Sister Cities International Young Authors and Artists Contest.

2015 “Connecting Communities for Peace and Prosperity”

2014 “Connect Globally. Thrive Locally”

2013 “The Power of Exchange”

2012 “Youth As A Catalyst for Change”


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Medical Missions

Tena Medical Mission 2010

SCVIP Sister Cities teamed up with doctors and nurses to aid kids in Ecuador with medical treatment.  During these mission trips, a volunteer medical team operates on children with cleft lips and palates and provides general health care check-ups for the children living in the Napo province of Ecuador.

Tena Medical Mission 2008

Santa Clarita Sister Cities joined together with Milagros Para Ninos on a mission trip. In addition to the medical mission, volunteers from the City of Santa Clarita visited river village schools in the Amazon rainforest to distribute care packages filled with school supplies and greeting cards made by students at Legacy Academy.


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Tena Literacy and Cultural Program

SCVIP Board Members, Cevallos and Moore, traveled to Ecuador with staff and students from COC to teach language and arts in Tena
January 2013


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Lunch with Tena’s Mayor Washington Varela

SCVIP Board members met with Tena’s Mayor for lunch during his visit to Santa Clarita
December 2012

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SCVIP at the City Council Meeting

SCVIP thanks and recognizes Ken Pulskamp for his service to the Sister Cities program
November 2012


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Tena Nutrition Project

Installing cooking ranges at schools in Tena
November 2012


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Journey to Latin America

SCVIP Benefit Concert
September 2012


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