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KICkin’ It for Ghana

Help bring a Ghanaian Youth U14 team to Chicago this summer for an Olympic-style international youth soccer tournament played along the lakefront, the Chicago KICS CUP. Enjoy live music by Blue Sky Blind, complimentary beer and wine, and light appetizers while supporting a great cause! We will also have a silent auction featuring items such as…

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Ghana Youth Soccer Team Fundraiser

The Accra Committee of CSCI and the Chicago KICS Foundation is proud to announce that a team from Ghana has been identified to receive a grant to compete in the 2014 Inaugural Chicago KICS Cup in July 2014. Together, the Accra Committee and the Chicago KICS Foundation are hosting a benefit to help bring the…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

Accra Committee Fundraising Reception

The Accra Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International celebrated Ghana’s 51st Republic Anniversary with a fundraising reception at Akainyah Gallery. The proceeds of the event will help to send textbooks to schools in Accra with Books for Africa.

Books for Africa

The Accra Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International raises money for Books for Africa to ship 22,000 textbooks to children in need and stock libraries with outdated books in Accra, Ghana. Currently, books in some of the libraries in Accra and surrounding towns have copyright dates in the 1960s and ’70s. Additionally, the government has built…

Chicago Worldview: Impacting the Environment of Ghana

“Chicago Worldview: Impacting the Environment of Ghana”- A panel discussed the practices and long-term benefits Chicago will have on the rural and urban areas of Ghana. Preparations are made for Chicago’s own environmental initiatives ready for adoption in Accra.

Tapestry Fashion Show and Student Design Competition

Eight renowned Chicago designers presented their own exquisite collections at the Tapestry Fashion Show and Student Design Competition. One-of-a-kind garments created with traditional Ghanaian textiles were displayed. Emerging designers from Chicago’s top University design programs competed to win a trip to Accra.

Afrodisiac

The Accra Committee hosted ‘Afrodisiac”, a night of dancing to African DJs to help fundraise for future initiatives.

Listen to Africa

The “Listen to Africa” conference in Chicago in conjunction with Global Alliance for Africa brought together grass roots innovators from more than 20 African countries to discuss solutions to the interrelated crises in health, environment, and economic development.

A World in a Weekend

Accra was featured in A World in a Weekend–a two-day festival featuring a different city each month, which includes a sampling of culinary, fine, folk and performing arts–at the Chicago Cultural Center

A World in a Weekend

Accra, Ghana was featured in A World in a Weekend, a two-day festival featuring a different city each month, which includes a sampling of culinary, fine, folk and performing arts, at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Dance Africa

Dance Africa presented an array of talented dance companies from the African Diaspora. The Accra Committee sold tickets to benefit the Accra Committee.

Chicago-Accra 1995 Trade and Investment Opportunities

The Accra Committee and World Trade Center Chicago sponsored “Chicago-Accra 1995 Trade & Investment Opportunities,” a symposium for Chicago’s first trade mission to Accra. Panelists included the commerce counselor of the Ghanaian Embassy, the regional director of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the executive director of the African-American Institute in Washington, D.C.