Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc. (FWSCI) was established in 1976 and organized in 1983 as an Indiana corporation, FWSCI, a 501(c)(3) Corporation, and is affiliated with Sister Cities International, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc. is globally advancing friendship and peace
through educational, cultural and economic exchanges. These exchanges occur between the Allen County community members of Fort Wayne, Indiana and the citizens of our Sister Cities: Takaoka, Japan; Plock, Poland; Gera, Germany; Taizhou, China: and our Friendship City Mawlamyine, Myanmar. FWSCI board members also work to promote international understanding between the citizens of Fort Wayne and the citizens of our Sister Cities through a large variety of community events right here at home.
The Sister Cities committees serve as a vehicle for representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and department of economic development from all the Sister Cities to participate in exchanges and dialogue for future collaboration. To foster cultural exchanges for young people, Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc. is continually developing its student exchange programs, building upon the importance of maintaining the link between education and global awareness.
Several Fort Wayne schools have established sister-school relationships. Although students chosen for the Student Exchanges via the Chapman Committee come from all schools in Allen County to visit each of our Sister Cities, the personal sister-school relationships are important.
Blackhawk Middle School - Gera Staatiches Regionales Förderzentrum 1
North Side High School - Gera Zabel Gymnasium
Northrop High School - Gera Goethe Gymnasium
Bishop Dwenger High School - Stanislaw Malachowski High School, Bilingual Division (oldest high school in Poland, established 1180)
Canterbury High School – Wladyslaw Jagiello Public High School
Northside High School - Xinhe High School, Taizhou City, China
Bishop Luers High School - Takaoka Fushiki School
Carroll High School (originally established with Elmhurst HS) – Takaoka Kogei School
North Side High School - Takaoka Koryo School
Snider High School - Takaoka Commercial High School
We wish to thank the City of Fort Wayne and Mayor Tom Henry for their significant support in staff, funds and other resources to enable FWSCI to link Fort Wayne with our sister city and friendship city communities. Over the years Mayors Robert Armstrong, Winfield Moses, Paul Helmke, and Graham Richard, along with Mayor Henry, have worked to build international links. Their ongoing support of FWSCI is a key part of that effort.