Italian Language and Culture Day, an annual showcase and competition among students of Italian from middle and high schools across New Jersey, was held at Montclair State University on March 14th.  A signature collaboration between the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey (ITANJ),...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2019 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Applicants for the editor position should be proficient in Adobe InDesign software. This person will work along with the President of the Foundation in creating an annual newsletter. The newsletter will highlight the past year's events in promoting and preserving Italian heritage, language and culture. Hourly rate is negotiable. If you are interest...

At Montclair State University on Friday, October 26th, the eleventh Teaching Italian Symposium/Workshops, “Art at the Core of the Language Curriculum,” was dedicated to the enhancement of the teaching of the Italian language in North America. The day was beautiful, and from the windows of the conference center, which is situated on the seventh floo...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2018 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Join us for our 4th Annual Spring Gala! Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Razberry’s Banquet Center - 834 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. 6pm Cocktail hour, 7pm Buffet Dinner and entertainment. Black Tie Optional Honoring Elda and Elisa Coccia as our Italian Americans of the Year! Live Musical entertainment by Joe Caroselli and his Masterpiece Orche...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

"Paese che vai, usanza che trovi: Regional Customs, Traditions and Superstitions"--The theme of this year's collaboration between ITANJ and the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University! A full house of 350 students and teachers from four middle and 10 high schools participated in this annual showcase/comp...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

By Mary Ann Re   Congratulations to our 250+ participating students and teachers—You were all phenomenal! Bravi!  It was a truly difficult and unenviable choice, but our trophy winners were:   Middle Schools - Skit TitleFirst Place: Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School - "Una famiglia in crisi"Second Place: Frelinghuysen Midd...