About Us

What is CISV?

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 programmes. 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 educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.

CISV provides a range of unique, educational group activities, which develop cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults from around the world. By encouraging respect for cultural differences and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world. For more information, visit here.

The Chattanooga chapter of CISV was established in 1978 by Dr. Fred and Nancy Wright. It continues through the active involvement of the local community. See the link labeled "Chapter History" for more information on the history of CISV Chattanooga.