Grand Rapids Sister Cities

Sad Announcement: Benjamin Amponsah

The Grand Rapids Sister Cities International's community received the following statement from the City of Grand Rapids' official spokeperson: "We are mourning the loss of two trailblazers who helped forge the cultural identity of our community. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, City Commissioners, City Manager Mark Washington and City staff are extending heartfelt condolences to the friends… Continue reading Sad Announcement: Benjamin Amponsah

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

Annual Perugia Scholarship Now Open

What are your plans for the summer? Why not travel to Perugia to learn Italian and live like the locals for a month? The Perugia Sister City Committee is pleased to invite YOU to apply for the annual Angela Andrews Ryan - UNISTRA 2018 Italian Language Scholarship! Every year, the Perugia Committee offers two (2) Grand Rapids… Continue reading Annual Perugia Scholarship Now Open

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

Exchange Students Awarded Scholarship

Two students, Shirin Hosseinzadeh and Gloria Magnini, from the University of Perugia were recognized by Mayor Bliss at the Grand Rapids City Hall meeting on December 6, 2016. Shirin and Gloria join a long list of Italian and American students who have participated in the ongoing exchange between the University of Perugia and Grand Valley State University's… Continue reading Exchange Students Awarded Scholarship

Bielsko-Biala - Poland, Grand Rapids Sister Cities

PRCUA Malbork Dance Group Registration Open!

The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America invites you to join the new Grand Rapids PRCUA Malbork Dance Group! REGISTRATION – Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DIAMOND HALL 439 Diamond Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Registration fee $25.00 per dancer (ages 3 to 18) Classes begin Thursday, January 12,… Continue reading PRCUA Malbork Dance Group Registration Open!

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Omihachiman - Japan

October 25 – Obon Society Presents

You're invited to a free presentation by Rev and Keiko Ziak, Co-Founders of the Obon Society. The Final Chapter of WWII: Building a World of Peace, Trust and Friendship from the Ashes of War Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:00pm-4:30pm Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room Tuesday, October 25, 2016… Continue reading October 25 – Obon Society Presents

Grand Rapids Sister Cities, Perugia - Italy

ArtPrize Visiting Artist, Nicola Renzi

Grand Rapids Sister Cities International is proud to co-host a Perugian ArtPrize artist in partnership with Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (FMGSP). Nicola Renzi returns to ArtPrize 2016 after exhibiting his work in ArtPrize 2011. His textile work titled "Every Journey Begins Closely" is prominently displayed at the Gallery's main entrance for the "Almost… Continue reading ArtPrize Visiting Artist, Nicola Renzi