Dolores Pigoni-Miller teaches Italian at Ridgewood High School in Norridge. Her leadership in her AP Italian Culture and Literature class has led her students to pursue a variety of fundraisers to help Italy's victims of an August 2016 earthquake.
Q: What made you decide to do the fundraiser?
A: In all of my classes, we were reading articles about the devastation the earthquake caused as part of our ongoing study of contemporary Italy. ... Italy lost some of its precious monuments, and others need major restoration.