Two Sister Cities... One Heart


Since 1986, the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project (N/NSCP), also known as Hermanamiento Norwalk/Nagarote in Spanish, has been working to end the cycle of poverty for the children in the poorest neighborhoods of Nagarote, Nicaragua. We change lives through education, community service, leadership development and the promotion of economic sustainability.


Over the past 32 years, we have eliminated teen gangs and reduced teen pregnancy by offering stimulating afterschool programming for 110 teens. We have also educated more than 600 students by providing scholarships from first grade through college.


Our Programs in Nagarote, Nicaragua

Upcoming Happenings in Norwalk, Connecticut

Highlights from 2017:

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New Model Preschool

We raised $100,000 to build a new model preschool and the construction is underway.


More Scholarships

We provided scholarships for 106 students in elementary school, high school, and college.

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Produce from the Farm

We harvested 5,006 pounds of produce at our model organic farm.

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College Fair in Nagarote

We held Nagarote's first college fair ever for 197 attendees including students and their parents.

A four-minute video about the history of N/NSCP:

The Greater Norwalk area has demonstrated its caring support through service to the Nagarote community and generous donations by individuals and area businesses, and as a result of this generous support, an entire barrio has seen a sharp drop in drug and alcohol abuse, the elimination of teen gangs and a significantly reduced rate of teen pregnancy, and hundreds of severely disadvantaged Nagarote children have been able to attend school with scholarships from preschool through college.
— Harry Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk, CT