How to use this directory of resources

Click on Browse/Filter to narrow your search by checking specific communities and services included in the EchoX community listings.

EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

Want to add yourself or a group to the EchoX community listing?
Community resource listings will grow organically as you and others are added! If you’re involved with community work related to EchoX themes – ethnic cultural heritage and social action – click ‘Sign Up’ in the upper right corner and add your own page to the Directory for free!

After clicking ‘Sign Up’ you will be taken to a form to fill out to create your account. Once you open your account, you’ll have ongoing access to an EchoX backend template where you may provide any information you want others to see. You can also add your own events to the calendar with details and artwork.

Send the EchoX link to your own supporters. Site visitors will learn more about you, your work and your events!


Browse using the links below, or Filter on any combination of Community Focus and Resources.

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Seattle is proud to be a leader in promoting and developing sister city relationships with 21 international communities.

  • Education
    Cultural Exchanges
    Youth Programs
  • Expression

The Seattle Sister Cities Program provides opportunities to establish meaningful and lasting global friendships, partnerships, and connections. Seattle’s politics and economics have influence far beyond its borders with the potential to affect the lives of thousands of people around the world. Arts and culture festivals, youth exchanges, and other events deepen our community’s connection to the diverse populations living in our city and our connections around the world. Through trade, cultural exchange, humanitarian efforts, and a diverse immigrant community, Seattle’s international engagement has direct impacts on improving education, jobs, the environment, tourism, and health.

Seattle is proud to have been one of the innovators in promoting and developing sister city relationships. In 1957 Seattle and Kobe, Japan, formed one of the first sister city relationships; it is still active today. Seattle was also the first city to establish a sister city relationship in the former Soviet Union when we forged our relationship with Tashkent in 1973.

Today, Seattle has 21 sister city relationships that connect Seattle’s citizens to the global community. The City Council passed a resolution in 1996 adopting a moratorium on new Sister City affiliations due to limited City resources. The moratorium allows us to support the quality of our existing 21 Sister City programs.