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President Dwight D. Eisenhower relished the thought of world Peace – spurred on by his military experience and the atrocities witnessed in World War II. He sought a solution – one that utilized the open exchange of ideas and view points – one that transcended national barriers – one to help all the people of the world realize that most precious dream of world peace. He envisioned People to People and Sister Cities International as organizations that would be healing tools and help accomplish that goal.

Stewart K. Etherington, Former President of the Eisenhower Foundation, Abilene, Kansas

Become a Member

Join a vibrant community of citizen diplomats and contribute to promoting peace through cultural exchange and international friendship.  Experience the benefits of membership, including exclusive opportunities for cultural enrichment, professional growth, and impactful community involvement.

Speak at an Event

Share your expertise and experiences as a speaker at our events, inspiring others with your insights into cross-cultural relations and international diplomacy. Become an influential voice in our mission to foster global understanding by leading discussions, workshops, or cultural presentations. 

Make a Donation

Support our mission to create peace through people by donating to SCAS. Your contribution helps sustain our cultural, educational, and economic exchanges. Every donation has the power to strengthen ties between communities and support the initiatives that make a lasting impact. 

Attend an Event

 Immerse yourself in global cultures and international understanding by attending our range of events, from cultural festivals to educational seminars. Connect with like-minded individuals, community leaders, and international representatives to expand your global network. 

Sign up for the Newsletter

Stay informed with the latest news, upcoming events, and stories of impact from our members by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Be the first to know about opportunities to get involved, new partnerships, and how our members are promoting peace and cultural understanding.

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota

The vision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the people-to-people program of citizen diplomacy came to be in 1956. Famous for its world-class beaches and resorts, cultural and environmental amenities, and golf and water sports, Sarasota formalized its first sister city in 1963 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023.

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