Join us for the 2017 Twin Cities International Citizen Awards Gala
Celebrating 23 years of global service!                                      Mark your calendar for May 11, 2017

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2016 gala attendees

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The Twin Cities International Citizens Awards honor individuals and corporations, whose work has contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendship and development. The Awards were first given in 1992, hosted by the Mayor of Minneapolis. In 1996, the Mayor of St. Paul joined and in 1997 the Commissioners of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties also became hosts. Today, the International Leadership Institute is hosting this annual international recognition event. The Awards recognize the depth and breadth of the Twin Cities’ international connections, concerns and commitments - in business and trade, research and human rights, agriculture and technology, the arts and medicine, education and journalism, and in hospitality and humanitarian relief.

TCICA - More than an event
Although the awards are presented at an annual gala event, the event is more than a one-day celebration.

- Serves as a catalyst for communicating among Twin Cities’ international organizations and businesses.
- Provides an opportunity to showcase the international involvement of the Twin Cities area.
- Inspires Twin Citians to enter into international opportunities available in our community.
- Sustains the work of the International Leadership Institute, a 501 c (3) organization, which provides civic education programs and technical assistance to build bridges toward sustainable outcomes for people, businesses and government.

Since 1994 - The INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE has supported programs that are based on relationships and sustainable projects. Our global initiatives continue to be based on:
- The health and welfare of women and girls (youth) and their families in transition in their communities.
- Promoting partnerships in order to empower self-reliance and economic development in communities and nations.
- Commitment to social justice, representative democracy, and nurturing community leadership.
- Improving justice systems and educational opportunities in host countries.

July 16-18, 2015:

Sister Cities International 59th Annual Conference

Bridging Generations for Peace: Hyatt Regency-Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota USA (details...)

The ILI has worked for more than a decade providing opportunities to Eldoret, the Usain Gishu County and greater western region as well as the north east region of Kenya with resources and expert professional training. The ILI has opened the door to collaborations in the area of health care, government and infrastructure development, and educational programs. Building relations has been the key component to all of the ILI’s programs and professional technical travel trips. This is how the International Leadership Institute bridges countries, nations and cities together as a host organization with Sister Cities International and Minneapolis. Karibu to all of our partners and friends.


South Africa Travel Opportunity with Naomi Tutu... (details)




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