All’ICCC (At the ICCC) – July/August 2021 – Letter from Monica Ercolani
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All’ICCC (At the ICCC) – July/August 2021 – Letter from Monica Ercolani

Carissimi amici del Centro Culturale Italiano, Finally we are going back to a real life! It looks like we are slowly returning to normal. In May, we held an amazing Happy Hour event with more than 50 people in attendance. Philip Cusimano described four delicious wines accompanied by some snacks. It was incredible seeing a…

La Voce Italiana Magazine July/August 2021 is now available

La Voce Italiana Magazine July/August 2021 is now available

Enjoy our newest edition of La Voce Italiana! (July/August 2021 issue). La Voce Italiana is published six times a year by the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) of Houston as the voice of all things Italian. It is a digital publication where you can find articles about Italian culture and news from the ICCC…

From Clubs: high hopes the warmth of summer days will bring opportunities for in person meetings
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From Clubs: high hopes the warmth of summer days will bring opportunities for in person meetings

We have high hopes the warmth of summer days will bring opportunities for in person meetings and social gatherings.   Article by Donna Patterson Club: Daughters of Italian Heritage (Discover the club here) President: Deborah Graustein On Saturday April 17th, the Daughters of Italian Heritage celebrated the life of Margie Cunzalo DiPuma. Margie passed away March…

From Clubs: Italy in America continues to meet monthly via Zoom – May/June 2021
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From Clubs: Italy in America continues to meet monthly via Zoom – May/June 2021

Italy in America continues to meet monthly via Zoom, and we had fascinating presentations in the last two months. Article by Len Trombetta  president of IIAA Club (Discover the club here) In March, member Betty Donellan gave a presentation on Easter traditions – La Settimana Santa – in Italy. She had travelled some time ago…

All’ICCC (At the ICCC) – May/June 2021 – Letter from Monica Ercolani
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All’ICCC (At the ICCC) – May/June 2021 – Letter from Monica Ercolani

Carissimi amici di ICCC, I can’t believe almost half of this 2021 has already passed! I am very excited to share with you what has been going on inside of our Centro Culturale Italiano.   We had an amazing lecture by Prof. Dominic Aquila on March 25th to celebrate DanteDí. After many months, we were…

Support the ICCC for FREE with your favorite Loyalty cards
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Support the ICCC for FREE with your favorite Loyalty cards

Become an active donor today and help your home away from home! The Italian Cultural & Community Center relies on all of you, our community, to continue to thrive and bring the quality programs you have come to expect. Please consider helping us by participating in one of the four easy donation programs listed below….

Scholarship deadline is right around the corner

Scholarship deadline is right around the corner

The ICCC annually awards $1,000 renewable scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. Since the year 2000, the ICCC has granted over $241,000 in scholarships. The deadline this year is at 5:00 p.m. on…

‘Thank You’ for Supporting the Milford House Fund Campaign

‘Thank You’ for Supporting the Milford House Fund Campaign

We’d like to say a sincere ‘Thank You’ to all our members and donors who supported “Giving Tuesdays” in December and January. The ICCC could not continue its mission “to advance, celebrate and preserve Italian culture and heritage” if it wasn’t for all the continued support of the great ICCC family. Your contributions to the…

Most Revered Vincent M. Rizzotto, D.D., J.C.L. (1931 – 2021)

Most Revered Vincent M. Rizzotto, D.D., J.C.L. (1931 – 2021)

Vincent Michael Rizzotto, 89, died on January 17, 2021. He was born on September 9, 1931, in Houston to Catarina Calamusa Rizzotto and Salvatore Rizzotto.   Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2021 Full article here >>> Born the youngest of nine children, Vincent grew up in a tight-knit traditional Sicilian…