Neighbors Abroad fosters Palo Alto's domestic and international engagement through friendship, education, commerce, and sustainability.
Neighbors Abroad is a non-profit, all-volunteer, civic organization affiliated with Sister Cities International and the City of Palo Alto.
Since 1963, Neighbors Abroad has exemplified the idea that citizen diplomats can change the world, one cross-border relationship at a time. We leverage Silicon Valley's diversity and resources to cultivate partnerships with eight international Sister Cities, as well as a first-of-its-kind, domestic Sibling City relationship with Bloomington, Indiana.
We invite residents of Palo Alto and surrounding communities to join us in our mission to promote connections and celebrate differences through our year-round programs. Across our global network, we focus on exchange programs, cultural enrichment, service projects, sustainability initiatives, and the promotion of commerce.
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Ukrainian Emergency Children’s Relief Fund
In the wake of Russia’s shocking invasion of Ukraine, Neighbors Abroad has partnered on a fund-raising campaign with kleine herzen (little hearts), which has operations in our German Sister City, Heidelberg. The non-profit already has an excellent track record for helping vulnerable children in Ukraine. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to helping children who were marginalized even before this catastrophic invasion.
Welcome to Neighbors Abroad's blog. Here our board members and other contributors share their ideas and insights in short, personal essays. We focus on our many projects at home and abroad, with the goal of illuminating the relevance of Sister and Sibling Cities in an ever-more-connected world. Please find our most recent entry below: