CISV Inspires Action for a More Just and Peaceful World 

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Educating and inspiring for peace through building
inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding.

 Founded in 1950, CISV now has 60 Member Associations with more than 200 Chapters. In more than 60 years we have given almost 300,000 young people the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programs. CISV Jacksonville was founded in 1976 and has provided generations of First Coast children with experiences of a lifetime.

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Our innovative, fun, non-formal peace education ‘learning by doing’ programs begin with our original Village program for 11-year-olds. We offer an exciting blend of international camp-based, family exchange and local community programs. Our participants develop skills to become informed, responsible and active global citizens and make a difference in their communities and the world. The glue that underpins all programs is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding.

View Activate Newsletter 2012 to learn more about global programs.

Our values

  • Friendship
  • Inclusiveness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Engagement
  • Cooperation

Let us know how we can help you get involved!