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...

Ursuline Academy, an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for students from early childhood through 12th grade, received a $5 million commitment from Anthony N. Fusco Sr., a Delaware real estate developer. A release stated that this gift is the largest in Ursuline’s 130-year history and will have a widespread impact across the academy....

PS 242 Young Diplomats Magnet Academy in Central Harlem experienced a day unlike any other as they welcomed the colorful spirit of the Italian carnival into their halls. Led by Principal Denise Gomez and Vice Principal Ms. Ellman, the school hosted renowned director and performer Simona Rodano, along with Pasqualino Beltempo, Giorgia Picano, Ariann...

When Maria Teresa Quaranta left her tax accountant ledgers for lesson plans, she wasn’t just changing careers; she was answering a calling. Her heart led her to the vibrant halls of the Robert F. Kennedy School in Manhattan, where she now brings the richness of Italian American culture to life using innovative teaching strategies tailored to studen...