What is Destination Hoover International (DHI)?

Destination Hoover is a 501c3 non-profit founded in 2018 for the purpose of fostering cultural exchange and international relationships uniting Hoover, Alabama and people throughout the world. In a sentence, our mission is to bring the world to Hoover, and Hoover to the world!

A key activity will be working on a Sister City relationship, with an initial focus on Japan, Germany, and India. We are a member of Sister Cities International, a national non-profit group founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956.

Building a Sister Cities program can takes several years, so we will also be planning many other activities, including:

  • Participating in regional cultural groups such as Japan America Society of Alabama and the Alabama Germany Partnership
  • Planning events in the city to highlight the many cultures and visitors we already host in Hoover
  • Offering scholarships to Hoover City Schools graduates who plan to study fields related to international relations or cultural exchange

We look forward to serving the people of Hoover through many exciting events and activities!