InItaliano is a grass-roots initiative set up by three Italian international families, with the objective of supporting Italian language and cultural programs in the public schools of New York City. InItaliano promotes Italian language, bilingualism and multiculturalism in public educational settings, being it Dual Language programs, enrichment programs and content-based language integrated learning (i.e. learning Italian through music, reading, cooking or gardening).
InItaliano has facilitated school enrolment for newly arrived families and provided tips and resources to those living in the five Boroughs of New York City, who are interested in learning a foreign language or keeping their native language at home. InItaliano is now a not-for-profit organization which has organised children's parties, networking and fundraising events for public school parents from all districts and cultures.
InItaliano has been involved in the organization of seminars, fairs and talks in person as well as remotely. Since the first Covid19 lockdown, we have always been "open to business", and continued to support NYC public schools and their multicultural families. Read our opinion on La Voce di New York.
InItaliano will continue to advise, represent and support the many international and multi-cultural families at the local CEC and CCELL (Community Education and Citywide Council) level.