WHAT WE DO

As stated in its article of incorporation, the mission of Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center (CISC) is "to promote, preserve and care for programs and cultural activities of the Italian-American community and present the best of Italian culture to the larger society through educational, historical and cultural Italian programs."

 

CISC accomplishes its mission by hosting and supporting, throughout the year, diverse events and cultural activities such as: concerts, conferences, art and crafts shows and other social gatherings. CISC sponsors together with the Italian and Italian American community in Washington DC,  the annual Memorial Mass and reception for Judge Giovanni Falcone, the Festa della Repubblica Mass and reception, the Columbus Day Mass and Reception.   CISC also houses a rich lending library of books on ItalianAmericans  and books by Italian American authors.  

 

CISC has established the Italian American Museum in DC (IAMDC), to preserve and share the contributions that Italians and Italian-American have made in our Nation's Capital.  CISC has also established the Marconi Project, a project to capture the memories and experiences of Italian immigrants in the greater Washington D.C. area.  CISC has also established an archive of important documents relating to the Italian American community in Washington DC, including the Pino Cicala collection, the Voce Italiana Collection, the Urciolo Collection, the Isgro Collection., and soon to be announced other collections.  Many of these documents, images, will soon digitized and published online and available to the public at large and for generations to come.

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