Sister Cities International has named Birmingham Sister Cities the winner of the Best Overall Award for 2018!

“Birmingham Sister Cities (BSC) successfully involved each of their 14 sister city relationships in meaningful exchanges in 2017. The exchanges included an educational trip to Ghana for local underserved students; a business exchange with Anshan, China linking high tech incubators with Birmingham Innovation Depot to develop projects like water-permeable parking lots and medical assistant robots; a donation of medical supplies to the victims of ongoing war in the Donbas region of their sister city Vinnytsia; and other activities ranging from sports diplomacy to food and arts exchange.


BSC also established a pilot “passport” program in two underserved elementary schools which aims to expose over 500 students to local international events and festivals. The widespread community support and success highlight the cultures that make up the local community, and gives local citizens the opportunity to become internationally aware and involved.”

– Sister Cities International

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