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ITALIAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) ITALIAN WITH GRANTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


Official Statement:
Italian American Organizations Support Advanced Placement (AP) Italian with Grants


Attribute to: John F. Calvelli, Secretary of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Members of the Board of Directors

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) commends the Columbus Citizens Foundation for their commitment to help reinstate the Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Culture Program in Italian.

Following a $1.5 million pledge by the Italian government, NIAF pledged $500,000 for the reinstatement of AP Italian in April 2010. The Columbus Citizenship Foundationís pledge brings the total raised to $2.5 million, only $500,000 short of the $3 million goal for this important language program.

NIAF stands committed in its support to the study of Italian language and culture which is at the core of the Foundationís mission to preserve and expand our rich heritage.

May 25, 2010
Washington, D.C.


The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Italian Americans. www.niaf.org




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