Two university students who reside in New York will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students to Italy. Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the tour will visit Italy's Lombardia region, NIAF's 201...

Three local standout athletes were among those honored at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Chapter's 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner held this past April. Monessen's Donna DeMarino Sanft was a Hall of Fame inductee while Louis "Bimbo" Cecconi of Donora received the Frank A. Santamaria Lifetime Achievement Award. B...

By Warren Rojas   Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, will attempt to bowl over competitors onJune 1 at the 3rd Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament. The sporty showdown, sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation, is scheduled to take place at Venable law firm at 575 Seventh St. NW from 4 to 6:30 p...

Il presidente della Niaf (National Italian American Foundation), John Viola, è stato ospite del Gei (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani) a una colazione in una sala privata del RNel corso dell'incontro John Viola ha ricevuto da Lucio Caputo, presidente della prestigiosa organizzazione che racchiude i principali rappresentanti delle organizzazioni italiane c...

The Commission for Cultural Exchanges between Italy and the United States – the bi-national agency that on the behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State has been managing since 1948 the Fulbright Program in Italy promoting study, research and teaching opportunities in Italy and the U.S. through a program of...

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) President John M. Viola will lead a delegation of the Foundation's Board members to Palermo, Italy, to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the massacres of Capaci and Via D'Amelio on May 23, 2015. The deaths of Judge Giovanni Falcone and his wife, Judge Francesca Morvillo, Judge Paolo Borsellino, and the...

di Salvatore Giuffrida   Più di venticinque milioni di italiani lasciarono l'Italia tra il 1861 e il 1960. Un vero e proprio esodo, tra i più grandi della storia, al quale è dedicata Partono i bastimenti, la mostra itinerante che dal 16 aprile al 16 maggio ha fatto tappa a Palermo al teatro Politeama per raccontare il fenomeno dell'emigrazio...

By Keith Kountz   The National Italian American Foundation promotes and preserves Italian culture in the United States, and the head of the organization happens to be a Connecticut native, Anita Bevacque McBride. News 8 spoke with McBride via satellite about her the organization, its mission and her connecticut roots.   "I was bo...

Dear Friends, Join the IALC today!Over the past few months, you've probably seen the acronym "IALC" popping up in some of our literature, including our magazine, Ambassador. For those of you who are unaware, the IALC represents the National Italian American Foundation's newest initiative for engaging Italian Americans across the nation.   T...

Si è conclusa la missione a Washington di Francesco Di Nisio, Presidente nazionale AIDOSP e Responsabile Relazioni Esterne dell'Associazione Corfinium Onlus. In questa importante trasferta sono state avviate relazioni culturali con Nancy Pelosi, già Speaker della Camera dei Rappresentanti, oggi Leader dei Democratici negli USA, di origini abruzzesi...