A sister city since 1965, 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the official bond between Caltanissetta, Sicily and Rochester, NY. Ties between the cities go back even farther, however, as some of Rochester’s Italian-American families have relatives or family history in Caltanissetta. Caltanissetta-Rochester Anniversary plans are in progress – check back soon for details!
A sister city since 1975, Bamako, Mali is Rochester’s sixth sister city. The two cities have engaged in numerous cultural and educational exchanges, including official visits between each city, professional and municipal affiliations and student exchanges at the secondary and university levels. For the occasion of the 35th anniversary of their relationship, the Bamako-Rochester Sister […]
Focusing primarily on teacher exchanges and social issues, the Velikiy Novgorod-Rochester Sister Cities bond has been an active relationship now for a quarter century. The sister city bond is associated with Linkages of Rochester, a volunteer organization founded in 1990 that was recently awarded funding from the US-Russia Peer to Peer Dialogue program for a […]