The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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


:: MEDIA ADVISORY ::

EVENT:Celebrating Italian American Heritage Month with Free Language Classes in the Metro DC Area
Sponsor:The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
When:Mondays in October beginning October 6th
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where:Italian Cultural Society
4433 South Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD
Media Contact:Elissa Ruffino, (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org
Program Contact:Serena Cantoni, 202/939-3111 or serena@niaf.org

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the premier ethnic organization for Italian Americans, is hosting a series of four free beginner Italian classes at the Italian Cultural Society in Friendship Heights, Md. To reserve, call 1/800-989-NIAF ext. 160. 

The language classes are free and open to the public.

The year 2003 marks the 27th anniversary of the designation of October as Italian American Heritage Month by the President. The proclamation was made in 1976 by President Jimmy Carter.

According to the United States Census 2000, Washington DC has a population of 11,691 Italian Americans or 1.9 percent of the population.