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 Houston.
In this issue of La Voce Italiana:
Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023
by the ICCC Team
We reflect on 2022 as one of our most successful years yet. We’ve hosted incredible events and guests at the Milford House, and our ICCC family and friends continue to grow.
We began 2022 by reintroducing the ICCC Catholic Mass in a modified format. We had suspended the program from 2020 to 2021 due to the global pandemic. Now, guests can look forward to frequent masses with coffee and sweets after the mass.
After two years, we also brought back one of our most loved and popular events: the Dine Around. We kicked off the series at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar in April and hosted another gathering at ROMA, An Italian Eatery in October. These events were just as loved as our Aperitivo Italiano series. With your love and support, we were able to host eight wine tastings, and we have more planned in 2023!
The ICCC 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. This year, the deadline is Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 5 p.m…
The ICCC also awards $2,500 scholarships to Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be two weeks or greater and up to a full semester. Deadline for Study Abroad Scholarship Spring 2023 semester is March 15. The only way applications can be accepted is via mail, overnight delivery, and brough in person.
Grazie Mille to The Best of Italy Campaign Supporters
by the ICCC Team
We’d like to say a sincere thank you to all our supporters who participated in The Best of Italy fundraiser in November 2022. It was a pleasure to ready about why your favorite city in Italy holds a special please in your heart!
Thank you to all who responded to this campaign and made other donations throughout the year. The following donors have contributed to The Best of Italy Fundraiser 2022 as of December 1, 2022.