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Scholarship Stories

At the National Italian American Foundation, we believe in supporting future generations of our community, which is why we have provided over $7,860,400 in scholarships and grants since 2009. Every donation to our Foundation helps us to not only protect the … Continue reading

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Scholarship Stories

At the National Italian American Foundation, we believe in supporting future generations of our community, which is why we have provided over $7,860,400 in scholarships and grants since 2009. Every donation to our Foundation helps us to not only protect the … Continue reading

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Meet NIAF

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to Julia Streisfeld, … Continue reading

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A Summer of Pesto

By Danielle DeSimone For me, summer means pesto. It’s usually our go-to, last-minute dish. It’s the “There’s-Nothing-In-the-Fridge-But-People-Are-Coming-Over-In-Ten-Minutes” dinner that is thrown together in a flurry of crushed garlic, clanging pots, and the hiss of boiling water. Now that I no … Continue reading

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The Recipe Hunters

Introducing NIAF’s new guest bloggers: The Recipe Hunters My name is Anthony Morano. Each and every aspect of Italy in my life is intrinsic to who I am today. For me, Sundays were holidays growing up. My mother would ceremoniously cook … Continue reading

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Demanding Justice for Italian Americans

By Lisa Femia, NIAF Public Policy Manager For years after World War II, there was an open secret among Italian Americans. No one spoke about it, but the scars of wartime mistreatment didn’t fade quickly. Property taken, homes boarded up, … Continue reading

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“Big Cheese” or “Big Wheel” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Are you the “Big Cheese” or the “Big Wheel” among your business friends? The terms “Big Cheese” and “Big Wheel” come from the Medieval times and were terms of respect for those who … Continue reading

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“Il Presepe”  By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com On December 8th we celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the Vatican ushered in the “Year of the Jubilee.”  For the Italians, it was the start of a joyous Christmas season. The main … Continue reading

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The Statue of Freedom atop of the US Capitol building By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com The 19.5 feet tall statue, weighing 15,000 pounds, was created in Rome and the ship that brought it to America ran into a storm so severe … Continue reading

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All Men are Created Equal By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com July 4, 2015 we celebrate the 239th Independence day of our great nation and that “All men are created equal.” A tribute to Filippo Mazzei and Thomas Jefferson. In 1773, spurred by his … Continue reading

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