Programs

Santa Clarita Sister Cities engages Santa Clarita  residents in a wide variety of programs.  Whether your interests lie in economic development, youth, education, humanitarian aid, arts and culture, or international travel, Santa Clarita Sister Cities facilitates and hosts different meaningful activities.

Annual Young Artists and Authors Showcase

An opportunity for students to express their ideas of global citizenship, cross-cultural communication and world issues through art, photography, essays, poetry, and music.

Charity Hike

Annual fundraising event to raise awareness about Sister Cities and its local-to-global programs.

Global Collaborative Program

Opportunities for international travel and mission trips to Santa Clarita’s Sister Cities and other international destinations, including Nicaragua, India, and Japan.

Sister Schools

Collection and distribution of books and school supplies to Sister Schools in Nicaragua, Philippines, and other countries. 

Missions/Delegations

Medical and literacy missions to our Sister Cities, Nicaragua, and other countries.

Student Exchanges

Opportunities for Santa Clarita Valley students to visit India, Japan, Ecuador, the Philippines, and Nicaragua. 

Student Ambassador Program

Opportunities for Santa Clarita Valley students to represent SCV International Program and Sister Cities in both local and international forums. 

Cultural Programs

Opportunities to promote cultural awareness in Santa Clarita through cultural events and concerts.

Accomplishments

  • “Dollars for Student Desks” Campaign – Sariaya, Philippines
  • COVID-19 Relief Goods – Tena, Ecuador
  • COVID-19 Relief Goods – Sariaya, Philippines
  • School Supplies Donations – Sariaya, Philippines
  • Classroom Construction – Sariaya, Philippines
  • Medical and Eye Surgery Missions – Ecuador and Nicaragua
  • Literacy Missions – Ecuador and Nicaragua
  • Water Tank Project – Nicaragua
  • Sister Cities International’s Young Artists and Authors Showcases (2013 National Grand Prize Essay Winner and International Art Finalist, 2016 National Poetry Finalist, 2019 National Essay Finalist, 2020 National Art and Poetry Finalist)
  • Nutrition Project installing kitchens in schools – Tena, Ecuador
  • International travel delegations
  • Brought Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company to Santa Clarita
  • Hosted Journey Through Latin America Concerts
  • Distribution of sports equipment and medical and school supplies – Sariaya, Philippines
  • Collaborations with College of the Canyons, Legacy Christian Academy (medical missions), and Cultural Bridges (student exchanges with India)