The Omaha Sister Cities Association (OSCA) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization promoting citizen diplomacy between Omaha and six sister cities located in Europe, Asia and Latin America. We enhance our community’s global awareness through cultural, educational, humanitarian and economic development connections. The organization also brings like-minded people from our sister cities to Omaha to develop cross-cultural relationships with our citizens through youth exchanges, family homestay and cultural events.
We operate on membership dues, corporate and personal contributions, and event income. We are not funded by the City of Omaha. Most of our expenses are from hosting visiting delegations from our sister cities, publishing our newsletter, and other special projects and events.
We have been a successful and growing organization for 50 years. Our sister city affiliations are approved by the Omaha City Council and the Mayor. These government officials are an important participant in our sister city delegation visits and in hosting our visitors in Omaha. We attribute our success to our city government leadership and the broad base of student and adult volunteers.