OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Roanoke Valley Sister Cities is committed to fostering and encouraging mutual understanding, friendship and peace through cultural, medical, economic, educational and professional exchanges between the people of the Roanoke Valley and the citizens of our seven sister cities on four continents.
Encouraging sister city internships for university students both here and abroad with local businesses, schools and non-profits.
Continuing and expanding medical internships in cooperation with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
Developing and maintaining municipal partnerships between Roanoke and our 7 sister cities as we identify, implement and sustain collaborative projects.
Providing opportunities for the diverse community of the Roanoke Valley to experience and explore other cultures through reciprocal cultural, educational and professional exchanges and via activities and programs in Roanoke.
Collaborating with organizations in the Roanoke Valley and our sister city countries which share similar goals.
Networking with other sister city organizations in the USA in order to share and discover new ideas.
Promoting the mission of RVSCI via social media and an updated brochure, website and newsletter.
Join us in our mission!
Mary Jo FassiÚ
President, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities firstname.lastname@example.org