1954 – A group of globally-minded individuals in Kansas City meet for the first time
1991 – The group restructures as a 501c3 under the name the International Visitors Council of Greater KC
2014 – The organization changes its name to Global Ties KC
August 1, 1997
For over 65 years, Global Ties KC has facilitated citizen diplomacy in both Kansas and Missouri and provided our communities with opportunities to interact with other cultures. A special focus is placed on the next generation of leaders for whom we empower by hosting youth exchanges and our Youth Diplomats program.