About SSCA

Springfield Sister Cities Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of the City of Springfield and people of similar cities in foreign nations acquire a consciousness of each other and to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, and as part of our global community.

We strive to:

    • Encourage peace through understanding
    • Welcome and embrace unity within diversity
    • Facilitate cultural, economic, technological, and informational exchanges
    • Transform distant locations into person to person relationships

Three cities working together

Springfield, Missouri has two sister cities. The Sister City relationship between Springfield and Iseaski was established on July 18, 1986, and the relationship between Springfield and Tlaquepaque was established June 27, 2003. Since then, there have been many exchanges between cities including cultural, business, sports, and education exchanges. All three cities work with Sister Cities International.

About Sister Cities International

President Dwight D. Eisenhower first proposed the “People to People” program at a White House conference in 1956. His intention was to involve people and organized groups at all levels of our society in personal, citizen diplomacy with the hope that people-to-people relationships, fostered through sister city affiliation, would lesson the chance of future world conflicts.

The program has now grown to be one of the largest volunteer organizations in the world and involves more than 2,100 cities worldwide in 121 countries.


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  • Upcoming Dates

    April 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
    Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, 2400 S. Scenic Ave.

    May 24 – Students from Isesaki study at MSU
    and doing service projects in our community

    June – local students travel to Japan

    July 12 – Sister Cities Fiesta at Butterfly Festival
    featuring Mariachi Viva Xalisco!

    August 4 – Students from Isesaki study at MSU
    and doing service projects in our community

    August 5-12 – Local band “Ing” will perform in Isesaki

    September 12-14 – 19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival in the Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Park featuring a performing delegation from Isesaki, as well as several other international headliner acts, local performers and artisans

  • Think Globally, Act Locally!

    Springfield Sister Cities Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of the City of Springfield and people of similar cities in foreign nations acquire a consciousness of each other and to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, and as part of our global community.

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      Location: 840 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802

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