Who is CISV?
CISV International (formerly Children's International Summer Villages) was founded in 1950 by Doris Twitchell Allen and aims to educate and inspire action for a more just and peaceful world.
CISV operates in over 80 countries (National Associations) under the CISV International umbrella organization. Each NA supports its local chapters.
Who is CISV ATXSA?
That's us! We are a "baby chapter" of CISV USA. We just came together and expressed our wish to establish a real CISV chapter in the Austin Texas plus San Antonio area (hence the ATX+SA abbreviation) in the fall of 2015. Now gaining momentum, armed with a great group of volunteers, we have not only our very own executive board and supporting membership, but we also have a very active Junior Branch full of energy, ready to bring the world together!
WHAT WE DO
Currently, in 2016, we focus our efforts on a local program we call "Mosaic". We partnered with a local school in Austin to help refugee kids from all around the Globe to get familiar and settle in our communities.
This means learning English, bringing them together in a constructive, friendly environment filled with opportunities to bind and strive in their new environment.
WE NEED YOU!
CISV ATXSA is a 100% volunteer powered non-profit organization. You can help by becoming a member and join us in all the goodness we do, or you can donate to us to help achieve our goals.
Either way we appreciate your help!