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Italian clubs and social organizations that promote the Italian language, Italian Americans, academic exchanges, Italian studies and special interest groups.

Accademia Della Crusca
The Italian society was founded in Florence in 1582 to separate the literary wheat from the linguistic chaff, and maintain the purity of the Italian language.

Museum of the Italian Language
A major exhibition entitled "Italian, the Italians--A Journey through the History of the Italian Language" is being held at the Uffizi. The first national exhibit on the Italian language, it will explore the roots of modern Italian.

American Association of Italian Studies
The American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS) gathers scholars and intellectuals who conduct research in Italian literature and more broadly contribute to the study of the different aspects of Italian society and artistic production, including its influence on other cultures.

Associazione per la Storia della Lingua Italiana
ASLI promotes a more effective language teaching, in the belief that the school subject called Italian or Italian Literature includes two distinct areas: language and literature.

Casa Italiana
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University is an interdisciplinary research center that offers a wide variety of public and private functions including concerts, lectures, and seminars.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
New York University-based institution emphasizes literature, cinema, politics, and social studies and also houses NYU's Department of Italian Studies. Cultural outreach program attracts well-known Italian politicians, academics, journalists, artists, and musicians.

CCSU Italian Resource Center
Part of the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain. Equipped with books, multimedia material, and cultural resources for the teaching and diffusion of the Italian language and culture.

Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Italians and Italian-Americans. One of the Center's principal roles includes promoting the education, arts, language and culture of Italians and Italian-Americans.

Centro Raccontami
Italian language and cultural arts center located in the heart of Manhattan offering a variety of workshops for children and adults. Programs include classes and full-immersion weekends in language, art, music, cooking, and cinema.

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Opera del Vocabolario Italiano
Organization whose mandate is to study the historical vocabulary of classic Italian.

Columbus Citizens Foundation
Organization committed to preserving the Italian-American heritage and supporting a range of philanthropic causes. Scholarship funds are a primary focus of the Foundation’s philanthropic activity.

Harvard Italian Society
La bandiera flies in the Yard at Harvard University.

IAATO
The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean, NJ, is dedicated to promoting the Italian-American heritage and culture. With cultural notes and a calendar of events.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Los Angeles
The Cultural Office of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles has a wide variety of events, Italian language courses, and an art gallery. Scholarships and grants to study in Italy are offered as well.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - New York
This social organization promotes academic exchanges, organizes visual arts exhibitions, promotes Italian studies and supports various musical, literary, and theatrical events.

ITA.L.I.
ITAlianistica e Lingua Italiana is a non-profit organization devoted to applied and comparative studies of Italian as a foreign language/culture (LS) and as a second language (L2).

Italian American Committee on Education
The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) is a New York based non-profit organization founded for the purpose of promoting the study of the Italian language and culture within the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. IACE activities include financial support for public and private schools to initiate or enhance an Italian language program.

Italian American Studies Association
IASA is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the culture, history, literature, sociology, demography, folklore, and politics of Italians in America.

Italian Cultural Society
Has calendar of events, membership information, special interest groups, and a language program for the Washington, DC, area.

Italian Embassy
Washington, DC-based office with information on passports, trade, and the Italian government.

Italian Folk Art Federation of America
Devoted to researching Italian folklore, traditions, costumes, and dances. Hosts gatherings with guest speakers and artists that include workshops, instruction, and costume exhibitions.

Italian Resource Center
Promotes and supports the teaching of Italian in Connecticut. The Center is equipped with books, multimedia materials, and cultural resources for the teaching and diffusion of the Italian language and culture.

National Italian American Foundation
Their mission is to preserve and protect Italian American heritage and culture. One of NIAF's goals is to encourage the teaching of Italian language and culture in U.S. schools.

New Jersey Italian American Heritage Foundation
The NJIAHF is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors programs and activities to promote Italian and Italian American heritage throughout New Jersey.

Order Sons of Italy in America
Fraternal benevolent organization devoted serving those of Italian-American heritage. Encourages educational excellence among Italian Americans and improving lives in other areas.

Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations
Learn about the activities of the mission in New York and about U.N. activities in Italy.

Society For Italian Studies
Organization dedicated to advancing the study of Italy, Italian language, literature, history, society and arts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

UNICO
Organization's objectives include the promotion and enhancement of the Italian American image as well as to provide assistance in charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects.

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