The mission of The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston, Inc. is to unify the local Italian-American community in order to promote the Italian culture and heritage, to sponsor social and cultural events and activities for the entire greater Houston community, and to perform works of charity.
In 1976 the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston was formed as an umbrella organization. The Federation coordinated the activities of more than 20 Italian Clubs in the greater Houston area. The Federation became a non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status in 1982.
In 1988, the Federation, with the proceeds from its earliest fund-raising efforts purchased the historic Milford House in the Houston’s Museum District, and became known as the Italian Cultural and Community Center.
The Gift of Italian Culture
For members of Houston’s Italian-American Community, many of whom become active Federation members, the acquisition of the Milford House was the realization of a dream. For Houstonians of all backgrounds, the Italian Cultural and Community Center is the Federation’s gift of Italian Culture to the City of Houston.
The Italian Cultural and Community Center (ICCC) actively serves:
- Italians who have relocated to Houston
- Americans of Italian descent
- Italphiles which are those interested in Italy and it’s culture