2010 Grant Recipient Examples

Graziella Giampaoli, on behalf of the upper level Italian language students at St. Mary Academy Bay View, has accepted a grant from NIAF to produce an Italian radio program that will be broadcast on WELH, 88.1FM in Rhode Island and world wide on The students will write, produce, and be on-air broadcasters of the program, which will be 15 to 20 minutes in duration. Subjects covered will include Italian culture, the latest news, current events, government and politics, the arts, history, and Rhode Island Italian events.

Silvia Boero, Assistant Professor of Italian, Head of the Italian Session, Department of World Languages and Literatures, at Portland State University, Oregon, has received a grant to continue fostering the nascent Italian Studies department at the University and to support the development of studies in Diaspora Studies.

Courtenay Barton, on behalf of New Heights Academy Charter School, has received a grant from NIAF to support its Italian language curriculum writing project. Italian was introduced to the school curriculum during 2009-2010 school year. With the grant funds, the school will introduce Italian II, III, and IV to its students.

Gianfranco Norelli, director of Pane Amaro, has received a grant to support the production of a new documentary focused on the important contribution of Italian immigrants to the economic, social, cultural and political development of California by focusing on the success stories of several families coming from different parts of Italy. It will highlight Italians who have established themselves in a wide range of sectors of the economy: in agriculture, food-processing, wine-making, fishing, commerce and banking, to name just a few.

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