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The Bellingham Sister Cities Association is a community based organization providing opportunities for local residents to develop relationships and build a sense of community with the people of the world. We seek to promote intercultural understandings, economic and tourism ties, and world peace. This is accomplished through cultural and athletic exchanges, educational programs, and community events.
ACM-US is a independent, US, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We work closely with the professional Mongolian staff at Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) in Ulaanbaatar to help advise and ensure their projects are grounded in the needs of that country. ACM-US often engages ACM in Ulaanbaatar to assist in defining and carrying out projects.
Mongolia's cultural heritage is one of its greatest assets. In a country facing serious economic circumstances, culture is a source of pride and identity to its people, helps retain the brightest and most talented workers, and encourages new generations to understand, appreciate, and participate in the richness that is Mongolia.
Mongolian culture continues to evolve as artists fuse influences from around the globe with traditional Mongolian art forms to create dazzling new works. Mongolian culture is also a treasure for the world, with unique art forms that convey the complexity of the nomadic lifestyle with its profound connections to the natural world.
We are the largest Mongolian community non-profit group operating in Washington state. Our organization consists of 5 board members, 7 teachers, and 20+ volunteers and 60+ children and their families.