Our Mission Statement
Promoting peace and kindness through mutual respect, cultural understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. We foster international and intercultural understanding through program and project development focusing on the arts, culture, citizen diplomacy, youth education and exchange, and community connections.
A Message from the Co-Presidents
As we move eagerly step by step into our future, we look forward to the end of pandemic restraints that shut down the world. At no time have the words, ‘We are all in this together’ rang so true and meant so much. Despite the social distancing, our Culver City Sister Cities connections have never been closer because whatever we have all been through, it’s the support, the friendships, the respect, the kindness, and compassion that have and will overcome any adversity that comes our way no matter where in the world we live. We look forward to new horizons, new cultures, new traditions, and new friendships while nurturing tenaciously the ones we already have. Belonging to something with all that we value enriches our lives deliciously and brings us together, no matter how far apart we may be.
Sincerely your Co-Presidents,
Maren Neufeld & Lisa Saperston
A Few Words from the Mayor
In polarizing times such as these the Culver City Sister City Committee is more necessary and vital than ever. Through its programs CCSCC promotes intergenerational “Citizen Diplomacy”. Families overseas and domestically open their homes to students and other families while creating a safe environment for cultural exchange, questioning and understanding. I had the chance to travel and learn with members of the CCSCC in South Korea and would recommend a similar travel experience all residents of Culver City. We are less divided when we truly get to know each other and recognize our common humanity.
Mayor of Culver City,