We’re excited to receive an invitation from the City of Jinan to attend the 4th annual “Dialogue on Confucianism in the City of Springs,Connectivity among Diverse Cultures” in Jinan on September 4th – 7th, 2016.For that, JSSCC will organize a trip as previous years (see itinerary) to invite citizens, business leaders and elected officials to visit Jinan and other cities in China.  We hope that you will join us. For any questions, please contact Grace at grace.liu@jsscc.org

Here’s a re-post of the journal by Darrel Woo, our friend and supporter, Chair of the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education. Darrel and his wife Nancy visited China with us on the special occasion of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jinan-Sacramento sister-city relationship last August. We were honored to have him represent our community partners in education during the school visit in Jinan sister city. His writing, witty and informative, details our 14-day tour of China and his reflection on the trip.

The Sister City affiliation with Jinan was endorsed by the Sacramento City Resolution on October 16, 1984. The Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation (JSSCC) was established then as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Sacramento.  JSSCC is sponsored by the Office of the Mayor in Sacramento.  We receive no funding from the Mayor’s office.  Our funding is through donation, membership fees, fund raising events and travel to Jinan and other cities in China.  We are fiscally responsible and welcome donations from individuals, corporations and other non-profit organizations.Our members come from all walks of life in the Greater Sacramento region.  We have twenty-one board members currently.  We are proud of the diverse professions and personalities we have sitting on our Board.  Each member is committed to carrying out our mission, which is as follows:

The mission of the Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation is to foster mutual understanding, cultural awareness, and friendship between the people of Sacramento,
California, USA and Jinan, Shandong Province, PRC.

Our mission is achieved through promoting intensive cultural, academic, and economic exchanges that provide the bridge whereby the people of Sacramento and Jinan enjoy business relationships, friendship, and respect for each other from both sides of the world.  Our programs reach areas traditionally underserved by other community development organizations. Our volunteers work diligently to promote peace, understanding and cooperation by establishing long-term exchange programs of mutual benefit to both cities.