© 2017 by RW


Franklin T. McGruder, President
4062 Peachtree Road
Suite A, Concourse 193
Atlanta, GA 30319
001.404.219.4380 phone
001.404.506.9803 fax


A/C Marco Fonseca da Costa 
Alfredo rebelo 30 ap 102
Teresopolis RJ CEP 25964-030
marcodacosta.press@gmail.com 917.891.2208

The Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Sister Cities Foundation (ARJSCF) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 entity building global co-operations, enhancing educational opportunities, and promoting cultural understanding in the United States and Brazil.

ARJSCF was founded in 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia as the funding arm for The Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Sister Cities Committee. In 2008 the Brazilian federal government recognized the Foundation as a legal entity, making it the first of Atlanta’s 18 Sister City groups approved to operate in a foreign country.


ARJSCF Programs

  • The Educational  scholarship program

  • Cultural exchange programs between the U.S. and Brazil

  • Partnership with "Family Architect Program"

  • ​Sports Diplomacy programs

Programs slated for 2018 include assisting with projects that support the educational, cultural and sports programs. Plans for additional programs include a partnership and peace program, sustainable development, and humanitarian assistance.

ARJSCF President and CEO, Franklin McGruder is responsible for guiding the organization’s fundraising and program development. The Vice President / Vice Chair, Marco Fonseca da Costa manages the ARJSCF’s Brazilian office.

The Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Sister Cities Foundation welcomes partners, donors, and volunteers. For details please call 404-219-4380 or

e-mail franklin@atlantariofoundation.org.

Visit our ARJSF General Internship Opportunities at http://www.atlantariofoundation.org