The Vanguard of Colorado Springs' International Affairs Through Exceptional Global Cooperation
Join us as we shape important diplomatic relationships with 7 extraordinary cities around the world.
Engaging with our sister cities to promote world peace, friendship, cultural understanding, and mutual economic reward.
We foster international engagement and cooperation through our seven sister city relationships of Ancient Olympia, Greece; Bankstown, Australia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Fujiyoshida, Japan; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico; and Smolensk, Russia. Learn more and take action with us today.
We are the Keeper of Some of the World's Most Important International Alliances
In 1962, Colorado Springs proved its innovation and foresightedness when it 'twinned' with Fujiyoshida, Japan as one of the world's first East-West international alliances after World War II.
Since then, Colorado Springs Sister Cities International has formed sister city partnerships with 6 more fascinating municipalities, sometimes at watershed moments in history: Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1983. Smolensk, Russia in 1993 and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 1994. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico in 1996. Bankstown, Australia in 2000 and Ancient Olympia, Greece in 2014.
Colorado Springs Sister Cities International (CSSCI) is an organization committed to developing and nurturing the vision of President Eisenhower, who in 1956, created Sister Cities International after he envisioned an organization that would serve as a hub of world peace and friendship where the chances of renewed global conflict would be greatly reduced.
At CSSCI we are serious about our role as the vanguard of Colorado Springs' international affairs through global cooperation and find our inspiration at the heart of one-on-one cross-cultural friendships and city-to-city engagement.
Today, Colorado Springs Sister Cities International, like many other Sister Cities organizations across the country, serves as the guardian of some of America's most treasured global alliances.