is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987, to promote and preserve
the Italian heritage, language, and customs throughout the world. The
goal of Filitalia International is to solidify and expand the Italian
culture, tradition, and heritage through social and humanitarian
events. We offer many programs including Scholarships for younger
members, Italian Language classes, networking events for young
professionals, and cultural events to experience and learn about the
Italian Culture firsthand.
Since its conception in 1987, Filitalia has continued to grow and has
reached International status with 20 Chapters in 5 different countries
and is ever expanding. Our entire organization has been built by the
efforts of dedicated volunteers whose love of the Italian Culture has
served as a perpetual light to communities throughout the world. The
word ‘Filitalia’ means just
that, “Love for Italy”. Our
mission is to protect and preserve the Italian heritage and culture and
encourage the study of the Italian language.
Our language classes are taught by qualified native Italian speakers
who have a passion for Italy
as well as teaching. The classes are taught throughout the Chapters and
at our Center in the heart of South Philadelphia.
The “M.Fabrizio & P.Nestico
Center for Language and Culture” is located on E. Passyunk Ave
and Mifflin Streets. It was opened in 2005 and is the home to our
cultural events as well. We offer a variety of Italian Language Classes
to accommodate all levels of learners. Currently we offer Beginners I,
Beginners II, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. Our mission of
providing Italian classes to all of society at affordable rates is
realized through our language program at Filitalia International.
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PRESS-RELEASE. ROSETTA MIRIELLO IS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF FILITALIA
PHILADELPHIA, PA, 04-1-Rosetta Miriello, 52,
has been elected as Filitalia International President during Filitalia
International 13th Convention on Sunday, 04/14, venue in Overbrook Golf
Club in Villanova, PA USA.
President Miriello, who has been elected
unanimously, pledged that Filitalia International will continue to grow
both in the USA
and elsewhere thanks to the effort of the Expansion Committee.
President Miriello also pointed out the
importance to improve “Il Telegramma”. The
Filitalia International bilingual bulletin is going to assume a more
journalistic style, in order to spread in a professional way all US and
non-US chapters’ activities inside and outside the organization.
“Filitalia International Cultural Committee will increase the number of
scholarships, making Filitalia International center a focal point of
cultural services to others. Moreover, the Humanitarian Committee will
continue to provide help to the disadvantages: we are proud to ensure
that more and more people and children are been helped thanks to our
philanthropic activity” said President Miriello.
Pasquale Nestico, Filitalia outgoing President
who guided the organization during the past 21 years, has been
unanimously appointed as Filitalia International Honorary President.
President Nestico stated that Filitalia
International must become the benchmark of a new high-qualified Italian
emigration in the world by improving the International Exchange
Program, in order to send in the next 5-10 years 20-30 young
professional every year from Italy to the USA and vice versa.
“I want to congratulate President Miriello,
the first woman elected as Filitalia International President: her
election is a historical page in our organization. Under Miriello’s presidency, Filitalia International must
grow, expanding scholarship and cultural programs, consolidating
Chapters’ activity in their own territory, and improving the
informative internal and external service by a new magazine and a
website” said the Filitalia International founder.
Filitalia International 13th annual Convention also appointed the new
BOD members: Henry Amanto (Gloucester
Chapter), Michael Bonasera (Abington),
Anthony Colavita (South Philadelphia), Severino Concordia (South Philadelphia), Paula De Sanctis-Bonavitacola (Delaware
County), Chip Mackrides (Delaware
County), Sammy Nestico (South Philadelphia), Salvatore Rosati (Abington), Michael Treat (South
Philadelphia), Anna Di Paolo (South Philadelphia).
In addition to US Chapters’ delegates, also Filitalia Italian District
Governor Daniele Marconcini (as Mantova Italy Chapter delegate) attended the
Convention as well as the Cremona Italy Chapter President Matteo Cazzulani.
ABOUT FILITALIA INTERNATIONAL
Filitalia is a US
philanthropic foundation active in the spread of Italian language and
culture all over the world.
Based on Philadelphia, PA,
Filitalia is composed by 12 Chapters in the USA
and Canada, 12
Chapters in Italy,
and several other Sections in the EU.
1834 E. Passynk Avenue, Philadelphia,