Who we are

We are the Detroit chapter of a global volunteer community, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs. Many of these programs involve travel.

Where will CISV Detroit members travel? 

For a look at the kinds of travel opportunities that CISV Detroit is offering this year, please click here .

We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship – and that the real difference can be made by starting with children.

We have programs for people of various ages, from 11 years old to adults. In 2018, the Detroit chapter will offer travel opportunities to more than 30 area youth to 10 countries: Colombia, Brazil, England, Argentina, France,  Spain, Mexico, Indonesia, Israel and the USA.

We also will host a month-long camp for 11-year-olds from around the world at a camp in metro Detroit.

Here’s a video that features CISV participants and leaders describing what their CISV experience has meant to them:


Connecting with CISV Detroit

To join our chapter at a cost of $75 per family or $50 per individual, please go here.

Our values

  • Friendship
  • Inclusiveness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Engagement
  • Cooperation

CISV is a charitable, independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship.

What we do 

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.

Our work focuses on the following key areas:

  1. We provide opportunities for individuals to learn by experience to live amicably with others irrespective of cultural background.
  2. We contribute through research to a science of international relations and non-violent conflict resolution.
  3. We cooperate with other organizations having similar purposes.
  4. We inspire people of all ages to strive for a more just and peaceful world.

Are you willing to share your time and talents with CISV Detroit? Please fill out this survey to let us know how you would like to help.