Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience (SOOIE) announces Registered Student Organization Member, Advisor, and Event of the Month for February. The winners are as follows: The Member of the Month for February is Brooke Borgognoni from II Circolo Italiano. Borgognoni, a senior, has been an active member in the Italian club since her...

The story of the Italians in the US, and in particular the story of their contribution to the greatness of America, can be told by several different angles, as we know very well here at We the Italians.   One of these points of view is sport: and when we talk about sport in the US, Baseball is probably the first choice. That is why we are very ple...

The US - Italy Fulbright Commission is a bilateral organization, composed in equal measure by the Italian and American governments, which for decades has been linking Italy and the US, fostering cultural exchanges and helping Italians and Americans to get to know each other better, appreciating their skills and the possibility of join forces. Paola...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Hon. Basil Russo, NIAF Board of Directors Member and National President of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), on his recent honors from the American Nationalities Movement and the Cleveland International Hall of Fame. Russo was honored by the American Nationalities Movemen...

Scade il 16 febbraio il termine per partecipare al concorso Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown University Research Lectureship in Education nato per offrire a insegnanti di scuola elementare e media e ricercatori/assegnisti di ricerca italiani l’opportunità di attuare progetti ricerca e insegnamento in alcuni ambiti delle Scienze dell’educazione presso il C...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we traveled out of the studio for a conversation with John Viola, former President of The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), just 10 days after he stepped down from the position he held for six years. The conversation was rich with topics of importance to Italian Americans like family, fait...

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This year, the program will award multiple $8,000 grants to ambitious filmmakers around t...

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” —Roberto Angotti. In his new, award-winning documentary, “The Italian American Ba...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the passing of Leandro Rizzuto, founder and chief executive officer of Conair Corporation and former NIAF board member. “On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Rizzuto, who was a longtime leader of the Italian Ameri...

The annual gathering of the National Italian American Foundation in celebration of Italian American heritage was held the weekend of November 4 in Washington D.C. The NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend program consisted of a medley of events, from entertainment to education. Italian Americans from Sicily, this year’s region of honor, were particula...