Our USESSC Mission

The US-El Salvador Sister Cities Network, work for social change by building and defending sustainable communities and economies based on solidarity, dignity, and self-determination.  Our work is driven by mutual community accompaniment, organizing, education, advocacy, and fundraising.​​

Criteria for Network Action:

  • Critical Analysis of the Neoliberal models in our global society

  • Storytelling based on relationships as a strategic tool for our network

  • Growth of our network as a critical component of all that we do

  • Building coalitions and alliances to augment capacity rather than duplicate efforts

  • Acting as a network by sharing information, experiences, and resources​

Migration

  • Exchange of information related to policies, lived experiences, and real impacts in both countries

  • Draw on relationships to engage in advocacy in support of US policies in favor of migrants

  • Accompany sistered community diaspora

  • Connect and join coalitions with organizations that support migrants

  • Promote scholarships as a means to address migration

  • Contribute to local and national discourse on migration

  • Form migration working group to encourage sharing of information within network and spaces for National Member engagement

Environment and Climate Change

  • Participate in local coalitions in US as well as El Salvador

  • Draw on relationships to engage in advocacy in support of US policies in favor of the environment

  • Promote climate-themed delegations and encourage participation by climate activists outside the Sister Cities network

  • Create and divulge analysis about the centrality of water and protection of hydric resources

  • Form climate working group to encourage sharing of information within network and spaces for National Member engagement

MASCP will also continue to support the local projects in Arcatao such as The DHP (Popular Human Development) Scholarship Program.  This is a collaborative initiative between the community organizations and parishes of the Arcatao and Nueva Trinidad municipalities. The program receives funds from a few different sources, and supports a total of 30 students with housing in San Salvador, tuition, transportation, texts, and food.  Students meet every month with parish leaders and parents to discuss important topics like creating a culture of peace, time management, and health.  Scholarship students do their practicum hours and required community service with their local community councils.

2018 GOALS

Together with our international network of U.S. – El Salvador

Sister Cities, we’re very excited to present our joint plans for 2018.

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