La Voce Italiana Magazine March/April 2023
Enjoy our newest edition of La Voce Italiana March/April 2023!
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:
Scholarship Deadlines Are Right Around the Corner
by the ICCC Team
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 has the following scholarships available: ICCC Merit Only Scholarship (for ICCC members only) and ICCC Merit Based and Financial Need Scholarship… 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 Mar. 15. The only way applications can be accepted is via mail, overnight delivery, and brought in person.
Many Thanks for Your Support
by the ICCC Team
The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) of Houston has been awarded two grants from the Humanities Texas/National Endowment for the Humanities for the recent lecture, Holocaust
Memorial Day-History and Memory-The Jews of Rome ($1,000), and for the recent cultural enrichment class, A Brief History of Italian Opera ($600). We want to thank everyone at Humanities Texas and National Endowment for the Humanities. The ICCC has also been awarded a grant of $20,000 from the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Program under the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Grazie Mille to Our Milford House Fund Supporters
by the ICCC Team
We’d like to say a sincere thank you to all our members and friends who supported Giving Tuesday and the Milford House Fund Campaign in December 2022. The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) could not continue its mission “to advance, celebrate and preserve Italian culture and heritage” if it weren’t for all the continued support. Your contributions to the Milford House Fund will allow us to do necessary maintenance and improvement to our most important capital asset, the Milford House.
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Daughters of Italian Heritage
by Christina Nance | Donna Patterson – President
INSTALLATION: 2023 brings a new leadership team for the Daughters of Italian Heritage (DOIH)! The installation meeting of the new board was held on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Please welcome our new board members: President – Donna Patterson; President-Elect – Christina Nance; Recording Secretary – Brenda Benigno; Corresponding Secretary – Michelle Belco; Treasurer – Anna Messer. Installation morning began with an immense (of course, we are Italians!) breakfast bar. Accolades for the outgoing president, Debora Graustein, were shared and presentation of gratitude for her service before she passed the gavel to the new DOIH president, Donna Patterson.
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