Fort Worth Sister Cities Needs Your Help
This week, our staff learned that the City of Fort Worth’s annual budget has been presented to City Council. While budget changes are always a possibility, we are surprised and saddened to see that there has been no increase in budget to Fort Worth Sister Cities International (FWSCI) and our efforts. As they do each year, now that the budget has been presented, members of the City Council now have the opportunity to reallocate funds where they deem necessary and appropriate.
In anticipation of annual budget discussions, FWSCI staff and leadership met with each council man and woman to plead our case for support, with good feedback. Without these funds, we are unable to continue the growth that we’ve had in the last several years. We will be forced to cut back on valuable programs that have made us the best program in the nation.
In order to continue providing quality programs for youth and adults, continue strengthening international diplomacy and continue growing the current economic impact for Fort Worth, our leadership team has asked the Council to consider contributing $150,000 to FWSCI – a $100,000 increase to our budgeted contract.
We believe that our track record proves that we are a worthwhile investment.
- We’ve been a key partner for the city, contributing an estimated annual economic impact of $14 million per year.
- Our team is counted on by the city and its citizens to promote citizen diplomacy and international exchange.
- We operate and manage the Sister Cities program for the city, including providing protocol and hospitality needs on behalf of the City of Fort Worth.
- More than 2,000 citizens of Fort Worth participate as volunteers in programs each year.
Please call and email your city council representative and ask them to consider increasing FWSCI’s budget so we can continue providing life-changing experiences and enrichment programs to the community.