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
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.
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.
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
“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
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.
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