About Us

Who We Are

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 We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world. And we are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage. We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American. 

Our Mission Statement

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 Our mission includes encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.  

Our Motto

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MANGIA BENE, RIDI SPESSO, AMA MOLTO!

(Eat well, laugh often and love a lot.)