Baltimore-Odesa Sister City Committee

Helping citizens in Odesa and Ukraine in every sector

Helping displaced Ukrainians and our European neighbors 

Helping Ukrainian community right here in Baltimore

Whether first aid kits, refugee housing, cybersecurity, theatrical plays, a delegation visit, partnership with the ports, we're working on all of it and more! 
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The Sister Cities International program was established by President Eisenhower in 1956 to create a force for international cooperation and understanding through community involvement by promoting peace through people-to-people relationships. The Baltimore Sister Cities (BSC) Program was established in 1974 by then Mayor William Donald Schaefer with Odesa as the second oldest relationship managed by Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc, a non-profit 501c3 corporation.


BOSCC fosters  international cooperation and aims to support mutual understanding between the people of Baltimore and the Ukrainian city of Odesa. The Committee develops and promotes opportunities for exchange among individuals, groups, and organizations in the City of Baltimore. BOSCC endeavors to support all of the Baltimore region’s activities and programs in support of Ukraine and the local Ukrainian community.

Media Archive:

BOSCC contact and friend killed by Russian attack on civilian target

To Mr.Brandon Scott (1).pdf

Letter of condolence from Odesa to Baltimore for Key bridge collapse (Ukrainian & English) 

Baltimore Banner Op-Ed: Key bridge collapse connection to Odesa

Join our membership to volunteer and stay connected with our efforts to help Ukraine:
Your commitment to this work supports our resilient and loving community.

Who All of This is For:
August 2021 trip to Odesa, Ukraine

Meeting with leaders from the technology sector (Hillel International), the Odesa Regional Philharmonic, education sector, small businesses, tourism, and journalism sector, as well as Jewish leaders in Odesa to discuss collaborations between our two cities.