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NIAF NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS TO LEADERS PUBLIC POLICY AND GOVERNMENT WORKSHOP IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
** National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Students to Leaders Program**


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


(WASHINGTON, DC Ė February 3, 2006) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its Students to Leaders (S2L) Program, an educational workshop that exposes Italian American high school juniors and seniors to the inner workings of government and public policy in the nationís capital. The program, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). The NIAF all-expenses-paid mentoring workshops will help participants develop effective leadership skills and inform them about possible career choices.

To apply and for more information, go to www.niaf.org/s2l/2006/index.asp.

From July 16 through July 19, 2006, 30 students will attend NIAFís Government/Public Policy S2L Workshop to explore the political world of today. Last year, in the nationís capital, students met with important political leaders including: Sam Donaldson, political correspondent at ABC News; Andy Glass, columnist at The Hill newspaper; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., co-chair of the Italian American Congressional Delegation; and Tony Podesta, chairman of Podesta Mattoon, a government relations firm. Visits to the Pentagon and the Embassy of Italy were included. During the program participants also engaged in an interactive leadership and team-building session.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. The NIAF organizes cultural activities and helps young people with scholarships, internships and other programs. Visit our web site at www.niaf.org.




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