Global Experiences

NEW! Global Music Month

September is Global Music Month! This online festival is a collaboration between many organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada to share the great talent of international artists and bands. Project Success has gone through the many lineups and highlighted performances from our Sister City countries.

Sit back and tune in to the amazing sounds of the world from the comfort of your home! In order to view the majority of the concert livestreams, you will need to access YouTube or Facebook. Please reach out to Outdoor Adventures and Global Experiences Associate, Anne, at if you have any questions. Enjoy!


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Minneapolis Sister Cities

Minneapolis is currently a Sister City with 12 cities throughout the world. Stemming out of an initiative by President Dwight Eisenhower in the wake of WWII, this partnership aims to foster peace and understanding between global cities.

  • Winnipeg, Canada
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Harbin, China
  • Tours, France
  • Kuopio, Finland
  • Najaf, Iraq
  • Ibaraki City, Japan
  • Eldoret, Kenya
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Bosaso, Somalia
  • Uppsala, Sweden

Global Music Month 2020 Website

Minneapolis Sister Cities Website


Global Experiences — like this 2019 trip to Mexico with middle school students — give students the opportunity to explore a part of the world they have never seen before, or see something familiar in a new way, building confidence and opening new doors for their futures. This fall, Project Success is bringing these experiences to you through interactive, innovative virtual experiences!


New! Global Connections

Travel with Project Success as we discover the world in which we live. Through a series of virtual events focusing on different locations around the globe, we celebrate what makes us each unique and highlight our shared humanity. We will explore different stories, experiences and perspectives through the lenses of history, art, culture and global dialogue.

Mexico – September and October

We are kicking off this series exploring and participating in various events throughout Mexico. Explore the cultural, artistic, and natural history museums in Querétaro. Learn more about the exhibit by Juan Pablo highlighting boxing as one of the fine arts. Delve into a five-day festival featuring Mexican artists in the realms of theater, music, opera, and the arts. Close out the first month tuning in to the amazing percussion group, Tambuco. For more information on each event, click HERE!

If you are interested in receiving more information about upcoming Global Experiences opportunities, sign up here to receive email updates.

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Questions about Project Success Global Experiences programming? Reach out to Program Manager Jenny Batten:

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Coming Soon! Pen Pal Connections

Interested in learning more about the world around you? Want to correspond with students from all over the globe? Pen Pal Connections is a unique opportunity to foster ongoing dialogue and understanding among youth. Upon registering, you will receive a list of participating countries and schools. Students will be paired with students of a similar age. Please reach out to Outdoor Adventures and Global Experiences Associate, Anne, at if you are interested in learning more about this program.

Tour of Washington, D.C.

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography, photo by Alan Karchmer

New! NMAAHC Events

Women’s E3 Summit – Empowerment. Entrepreneurship. Engagement. 

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM

The Women’s E3 Summit brings together women of all ages, industries and businesses to discuss the Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement of African American women in today’s world. This year’s summit will bring together today’s most exciting voices in the national movement for voting rights, health equity, and social justice.

Participants include:

  • Yolanda Yvette Adams – Gospel Singer
  • Melanie L. Campbell – President/CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
  • Aalayah Eastmond – Parkland Survivor, Gun Control and Racial Equity Activist
  • Lesli Foster – Weeknight Anchor, WUSA9
  • Amanda Gorman – Inaugural U.S. Youth Poet Laureate, Youth Activist
  • Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA – Former President, American Medical Association
  • Sunny Hostin – Cohost, The View
  • Valerie Jarrett – Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • Sheinelle Jones – Cohost, TODAY Show
  • Dr. Bernice A. King – CEO, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
  • Dr. Spencer Crew – Interim Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Kinshasha Holman Conwill – Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Register for this event on the National Museum of African American History and Culture website: HERE

(Description from the NMAAHC website – Upcoming Events page)

Historically Speaking: The Legacy of John Lewis through the Lens of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Friday, October 16 at 6:00-7:30 PM

The late Representative John Lewis, Fifth Congressional District, Georgia, ardently supported the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Join us for a discussion of the congressman’s sustained support of the museum and its mission to affirm what it means to be an American. Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition All Things Considered, will moderate a distinguished panel of Mr. Lewis’ friends and colleagues about his storied life and accomplishments. Panelists include:

  • The Honorable Cheryl Johnson, 36th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch, Smithsonian Institution
  • Ms. Tammy Boyd, Chief Policy Officer & Senior Counsel, Black Women’s Health Imperative(link is external) and former Legislative Director for Congressman John Lewis
  • Ms. Linda Johnson Rice, NMAAHC Advisory Council Member, emerita and
  • Mr. Taylor Branch, Pulitzer prize-winning author of “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63,” and member of NMAAHC’s Scholarly Advisory Committee

Register for this event on the National Museum of African American History and Culture website: HERE

(Description from the NMAAHC website – Upcoming Events page)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering an online learning lab for individuals to engage with the material and collections at the museum while they are closed to the public. Explore:

Howard University

Project Success & Howard University Admissions Chat
Recorded May 5, 2020

Howard University is located in Washington, D.C. It is a private historically black university that offers undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and professional programs. Howard University is known for being a research university, a leader in STEM, and of national standing in their social work, business and communication sciences and disorders programs.

Howard University Resources

Ms. Tammy I. McCants
Associate Director
Office of Admission
(202) 806-2714