WHAT WE DO
The mission of Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center Inc. (CISC) is to preserve and promote the Italian and Italian American heritage in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and to create and support programs that inform the community about Italian history and culture. CISC’s projects are multifaceted, including educational, historical and cultural programs for the enjoyment and edification of Italians, Italian Americans and Italophiles in the area and beyond. CISC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.
Our key projects include:
The Robert A. Facchina Italian American Museum of Washington DC (IAMDC), which highlights Italian contributions to the Nation’s Capital, explores Italian immigration to the area, describes the historic role of the century-old Holy Rosary Church, and celebrates the artwork of modern-day Italians and Italian Americans in the area.
The Marconi Project, a series of audio and video interviews with members of the community.
The CISC Archives, a collection of historical documents, research papers and artifacts pertaining to the growth of the city’s Italian community.
The Italian Legacy Research Grant Program, an endowed program of grants awarded to area college students.
Voce Italiana bilingual newspaper, the voice of Italian Americans in the area since 1961.