The RSC goal is to enable the citizens of Raleigh and the residents of its Sister Cities to exchange ideas and experiences in the areas of education, culture, sports, the arts, business, and economic development, and to promote exchanges between the cities and their citizens.
Raleigh became associated with the Sister Cities program in 1986 and now has partnerships with five cities: Kingston Upon Hull, England; Compiegne, France; Rostock, Germany; Xiangyang, China and Nairobi, Kenya.
Interested in serving?
If you would like to be considered for service for Sister Cities joint board, please complete this online interest form.
RSC is a volunteer driven non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports its programs with donations and grants. RSC is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its membership. Board meetings are held regularly, and general members are welcome to attend. Membership is open to all who are interested in promoting and fostering the aims of the organization. Raleigh Sister Cities also collaborates with the City of Raleigh to engage citizens in the organization’s programs. Raleigh Sister Cities current president is Marlene Millemaci.
Current projects include cultural, sporting, and student exchanges, economic and community health projects as well as other events in Raleigh and its Sister Cities. The programs, which are organized by Raleigh Sister Cities’ members, seek to broaden understanding and friendship between Sister City communities and their citizens. Raleigh Sister Cities was instrumental in establishing the International Festival held annually in Downtown Raleigh.