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The History of FCP

Boulder Jalapa Friendship City Projects (FCP) is a grassroots funded 501(c)(3) non-profit, membership organization. It was originally formed in Boulder in 1983 to expand local understanding and knowledge of Central America and Nicaragua, during the CIA-sponsored Contra War, as a gesture of people-to-people solidarity with Nicaragua, and specifically with the war-torn mountainous region of Jalapa in the north. FCP soon established a formal Sister City Children of relationship between the cities of Boulder, Colorado and Jalapa, Nicaragua.

Through FCP, people of both cities have been able to make friends, to establish a cultural exchange process and to teach and learn equally from each other. As the disparity between the two countries has grown over the years, representatives of Boulder and Jalapa have come together to work toward a shared plan, a shared dream, for a more equal world.