Mission Statement of
Walnut Creek Sister Cities International
Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, & cooperation — one individual, one community at a time.
Noceto's Mayor first approached Walnut Creek to explore a sister city relationship in early 1986 and in Septermber of 1987 Noceto, Italy became Walnut Creek's Sister City. From 1987 to 1990 the Junior Women's and Women's Clubs of Walnut Creek sponsored the Walnut Creek Sister Citie Committee. In 1990 the Committee attained its own non-profit organization status
In the fall of 1991, Siófok, Hungry was added to the family, with formal agreements signed by representative of both cities in February 1993. As a result of that adding to our international family, the organization changed its name to Walnut Creek Sister Cities International (W.C.S.C.I.).
The volunteers of W.C.S.C.I. develop projects in these three program areas:
- Cultural Exchanges
- Formal group visitations
- Exchanges in the Arts
- Student Exchange
- Pen-pal correspondance for all ages
- Home stay visitations
- Teacher exchanges
- Student art contests/exchanges
- Visitors' aid
- Providing individual travellers with local contacts
Walnut Creek Sister Cities is a nonprofit public benefit corporation under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes and is organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes. It is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue code of 1986.