Sarasota Sister Cities Association has formed an alliance with Give Something Back International Foundation and the Global Virtual Classroom. Andrew Ezzell, president of GSBI, wrote an article for
the Sarasota Sister Cities Newsletter. The page excerpt can be read here.
The mission of Sarasota Sister Cities Assn. Inc. (SSCA) is to foster international relationships between Sarasota and cities that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government. SSCA's objective is to develop respect, understanding and cooperation through citizen diplomacy. To accomplish this mission we develop relationships with people in cities that have cultural, education, tourism and business environments similar to Sarasota's. Working outside the realm of government, but with its support, we encourage and facilitate cultural and education exchanges, business opportunities and increased tourism. [quote from SSCA website]