Through cultural, educational, and economic exchanges, the City of Newport News will be recognized as a global leader. It is our belief that freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of conscience are essential to establishing a quality of life second to none. We contend that the pursuit of continuous learning about people and their communities will facilitate social and economic growth while recognizing the essential need for economic balance. Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc. is empowered to fulfill this vision.
Sister Cities of Newport News
700 Town Center Drive, Suite 230
Newport News, VA 23606 U.S.A.
Kate Helwig, Executive Director
Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc. or SCNN, operates as a 501 (c) non-profit governed by a 19 member, volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. At the heart of our organization are volunteers, businesses and partner organizations who support the us with their time, financial donations and in-kind services. Funding is provided through member dues, donations, fundraising activities and grants. Numerous committees operate to carry out the mission of the organization. New members and volunteers are always welcomed.
Travel Suspended due to COVID-19
On July 17, 2020, the Sister Cities Board passed the following motion: "Resolved, that SCNN will not travel or host until the U.S. State Department alters its current Level 4 Travel Advisory (link below). When modified, SCNN will IMMEDIATELY REVIEW this policy and make needed operational changes." In the interim, we are busy planning virtual exchanges and looking for volunteers to serve on an Exchange Committee that will advise the Board on "best practices" for restarting in-person exchanges.