It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives — and to set the stage for new economic opportunities — between the U.S. and Italy. The delegation, assembled by Judge Basil M. Russo — who leads The Conferen...

After two years of suspension, the IBBL NY (Italian Brands Basketball League) the basketball tournament that combine sport and Italian excellence is back in New York. On April 8, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was chosen as the grand opening event, where the Brooklyn Nets stars usually take the court. This year the tournament will also see the par...

The Italian Welfare League (IWL) has committed to make a generous contribution to support A Chance in Life, an international nonprofit organization founded in Italy, as Boys’ Town of Italy. The League will match contributions up to $3,000 to support this organization’s efforts to support Ukrainian refugees. Given the urgent and horrifying humanitar...

The Italian Welfare League, a non-profit dedicated to helping Italian-American children with serious health conditions or disabilities will celebrate its 100 year anniversary this fall. The organization will host a Luncheon on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City to pay tribute to its history of providing services to...

One of the most wonderful things about the exceptional tradition that unites all those who have built the history of the Italian American community over many decades is the solidarity, generosity, and brotherhood that has allowed so many Italian Americans to survive and grow in very difficult conditions, thanks to the help of other fellow Italians...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The Italian Welfare League, a social service organization, supports the Italian-American community as it defends itself against discrimination in the battle to preserve the Columbus Day holiday. New York State Senator Jessica Ramos has proposed Bill S8553 which eliminates the Columbus Day holiday and replaces it with Indigenous People’s Day.  Pleas...

2020 is the Centennial Anniversary of the Italian Welfare League! This month marks the actual anniversary we were founded. During our 100-year history, the League has gone from helping Italian immigrants on the New York City piers find jobs and housing to its present mission of helping special needs children of Italian descent whom we call “I Nostr...

Sunday, October 27th, 2019. From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York City. The Italian Welfare League will honor Rosanna Scotto, Co-Host of Good Day New York, Fox 5 NY WNYNW and Vincent Lumia, Managing Director and Head of Field Management at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, for their commitment to serving those le...

Linda R. Carlozzi is known to many for her stellar legal career (she’s even included on Crain’s NY’s list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in New York City). But, to those of us in the Italian American community, her ubiquitous presence amongst the leadership of countless Italian American organizations might make one wonder exactly how this “Wonder Wom...