Chicago Sister Cities International to Receive Grant from the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative to Create Virtual Exhange between High School Youth in Chicago and Casablanca, Morocco

CHICAGO SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL TO RECEIVE GRANT FROM THE ASPEN INSTITUTE STEVENS INITIATIVE TO CREATE VIRTUAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH IN CHICAGO AND CASABLANCA, MOROCCO        CHICAGO, April 4, 2016 – The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative today announced the award of a two-year grant to Chicago Sister Cities International, one of 10 new…

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Inaugural Chicago-Casablanca Social Services Exchange

Chicago Sister Cities International and its Casablanca Committee, Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work, IDMAJ and the International Social Work Exchange Program hosted seven social services delegates and an interpreter from Chicago’s sister city of Casablanca, Morocco from July 25-August 1. The exchange explored how social service providers in Chicago and Casablanca are engaging…

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Casablanca Committee Engages Sister Schools

On April 6, Mr. Abdelkamel Lahlou, Director of Le Cedre School in Casablanca was in Chicago to visit Le Cedre’s sister school in Chicago, Francis W. Parker School. While in Chicago, Mr. Lahlou met with members of the Casablanca Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, who accompanied him on a tour of Francis Parker. They…

Spinosaurus Discovered by Casablanca Committee Member

University of Chicago paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer—and member of the Casablanca Committee of Chicago Sister Cities—discovered Spinosaurus, the biggest and baddest among meat-eating dinosaurs. It was bigger than T. Rex and the first dinosaur known to swim. The dinosaur was found in Morocco and its discovery spans several sister cities….


Mayor Emanuel Welcomes Ambassador Rachad Bouhlhal from the Kingdom of Morocco to Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal from the Kingdom of Morocco to Chicago on Wednesday, March 20, 2014, to convey the City’s steadfast commitment towards maintaining strong Chicago-Morocco business relationships and furthering collaboration on innovative water infrastructure projects. “I am pleased to welcome Ambassador Bouhlal to Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Since 1982, Chicago and…