Mission of WisItalia
Our mission is to:
- Promote and encourage the teaching of the Italian language, and the culture of Italy, in Wisconsin's primary and secondary schools, as well as in its post secondary colleges and universities;
- Educate the general public about the Italian language and culture.
Our ObjectivesThe specific objectives of the organization are to:
- Coordinate the development and implementation of Italian language classes in Wisconsin's public and private schools.
- Develop and coordinate private Italian language and culture classes for children and adults.
- Identify and compile a list of qualified teachers of the Italian language.
- Notify qualified teachers of employment opportunities in schools or private classes.
- Acquire and distribute fiscal, educational and other resources to new and existing Italian language classes.
- Preserve the heritage of Italian-Americans, and to promote positive relationships with educational and cultural groups in Italy and the USA.
Our SuccessesWisItalia is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 voluntary organization, created in December 2000, to promote the teaching of Italian language classes in the elementary and secondary schools in Wisconsin.
WisItalia was founded by the Italian-American Clubs in Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha, Green Bay and Wausau, as well as UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.
Since then, other Wisconsin colleges and universities have become active in WisItalia.
To-date, WisItalia has been successful in either creating new Italian programs, or promoting and supporting existing Italian programs in Wisconsin. This continues to grow and provides a valuable service to teachers, students and the community.
For More Information on Schools and Programs
- Refer to the List of Wisconsin Schools / Programs Offering Italian for a current list of the names of all the schools and programs offering Italian, sorted by location in Wisconsin.
- Refer to the Directories Page for more information about the schools, programs, and Italian educators in Wisconsin.
For an Overview of WisItalia
- Refer to the About WisItalia - An Overview for a summary of the services and activities supported or provided by WisItalia.