Chris Vaccaro, the executive director of the Italian American Heritage Society of Long Island, spoke about preserving Italian heritage and culture today at the annual conference for the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Italian Teachers. “I told them emphatically that we will advocate to protect and maintain Italian language progra...

Born into a family rich in Italian heritage, Luca Krasnow's upbringing was a journey woven with the traditions, language, and flavors of Italy. Born and raised in Irvine, California, by a mother fully immersed in her Italian roots, Luca's childhood was infused with the sights and sounds of his Italian homeland. From the cadence of Italian spoken at...

On March 6th at Palisades Charter High School and on March 7th at San Pedro High School a group of students who attend the Italian classes have been awarded for having taken part in the contest “Italo Calvino and Sustainability”. At Palisades Charter High School, Consul Lorenza Errighi congratulated the teacher Arianna Strippoli and her students wh...

The Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School Italian Club, advised by Ms. Alessandra Bonacchi, helped the Tifosi Napoli Club New Jersey raise over $700 to support an open-space library in Forcella, Napoli. The club has held Nutella bake sales after school and a district-wide jeans day to help raise money. The library was built in memory of Annalisa Dura...

Once again, the Verona Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. There is one application for several scholarships, most of which require Italian heritage, but not all do. One scholarship is specially for students entering a trade sc...

Twenty year ago, Andrew Viterbi, cofounder of technology powerhouse Qualcomm and inventor of the Viterbi algorithm, and his late wife Erna made the largest naming gift to an engineering school in history at that time. In the two decades since, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering reached new heights of academic excellence. Over the past 20 years,...

Learning another language is a worthy endeavor, but Princeton High School (PHS) students who participated in an Italian exchange program — travel to Italy last fall and hosting a return visit last month by students from Italy and their teachers — were able to add several dimensions to the educational experience. “I greatly appreciated the opportuni...

“Buona sera a tutti” might be a phrase you hear when meeting with the Italian club at FIU. Members of the Italian club held their second “Chiacchierata,” or chat of the semester, on Feb. 22. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to come join them in conversations and free pizza. During conversation circles, students were able to sit down and...

Piovono Polpette, the Italian dub of It’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is playing in the living room. It’s an exclusive viewing party for an audience of one – my seven-year-old son. He’s sprawled out across our chenille indigo sofa in comfy weekend clothes, clinging to every word. Although he doesn’t study foreign languages and his parents gre...

Students at PS 36 School in Staten Island were in for a delightful surprise when an unexpected guest flew onto the stage during their kindergarten class. It was none other than the beloved Italian fairy, making a special appearance to enchant the young learners with the magic of language and culture. The kindergarten classes at PS 36 are part of an...