Focus: Women in Business Exchange, Teaching American business skills to entrepreneurial women in Viña del Mar – Offering cultural, business and global exposure
Est: 1960, Re-established: 2011
In 2011 several women business owners from Sausalito created an exchange program for women in business in Chile. At that time, we connected with an organization known by its acronym in Spanish, AGEP. Since then, we have impacted over 40 small business women owners in the Viña del Mar/Valparaiso region of Chile. With our support and inspiration, in 2015 AGEP created “Made in Valparaiso” (Hecho en Valparaiso), an exhibition featuring 60 businesses (mostly women-owned) during a two-day event. It is hoped that this event will become an annual tradition; an extraordinary accomplishment for the 15-year old AGEP.
Focus: High School Student Exchange, Cultural, Community, Country, And Global Exposure And Education
Over the 28 years of our relationship, we have exchanged over 450 students from both sides of the Ocean. We have provided scholarships each year to select Marin student delegates. With each exchange, the students stay with a Japanese or American family. Our program offers leadership development, cultural and community exposure and a keen global understanding.
Focus: Youth Sailing Exchange, Multi-Cultural And Educational Exchange Between Youth Sailors From Both Cities. 1st Exchange July 2015
The 1st year of this exchange was in 2015 and hugely successful as Sausalito hosted 6 talented sailors from Cascais who skillfully and eagerly sailed the San Francisco Bay partnered with our Sausalito youth sailors. Though Cascais took home the trophy that year, our Sausalito exchange sailors are ready for a re-match as 6 of our own young sailors will be hosted in Cascais this July. Game on!