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Community Outreach

“Community Outreach” is an important component of the mission of the Coccia Institute, including the development and nurturing of relationships with other academic institutions, civic/heritage-based associations and the Italian diplomatic community.

Most significant among the academic relationships are those with ITANJ (Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey), IACE (Italian American Committee on Education), AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian, via the Italian program), the NJ Italian Heritage Commission’s Board of Academic Advisors and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s Community Council. On the civic association side, The Coccia Institute works closely with the NJ Italian Heritage Commission, the Italian Heritage Cultural Committee of NY (IHCC-NY), the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations and UNICO National. Of special significance is our enduring relationship with the Consul General of Italy in New York and his team, especially the Directors of Education and Trade.