We are a global community of dedicated volunteers, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs. We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship - and that the real difference can be made by starting with children.
CISV is a charitable, independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship.
Our programs for this summer include camps for 11-year-olds in China and Sweden, as well as a one-week camp in upstate New York. We have a program for 12- and 13-year-olds in Austria; for 14-year-olds in Japan; for 15-year-olds in Portugal, for 16- to 17-year-olds in Germany and Peru; and for 16- to 18-year-olds in Italy and Spain. Visit the program pages on the left for more information.
CISV-NY is sending 36 delegates to international programs this summer. We are looking to raise $5000 to put towards scholarships for those New York delegates that need it most. All of the raised funds, regardless of whether or not we reach our entire goal, will be divided among those that apply for financial help through our CISV chapter. Consider a donation to CISV-NY through our Indiegogo campaign.