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Tri-Town CEO Joseph DeSantis receives award from Verrazzano Day Observance Committee

Joseph DeSantis receiving the plaque

The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee, comprised of members from the Order Sons of Italy in America (Grand Lodge of Rhode Island) and Italian American War Veterans of the United States (Rhode Island division), recently honored Joseph DeSantis, CEO of Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action Agency, as its 2015 Man of the Year. “I’m truly honored and deeply humbled to be here this evening,” DeSantis said after receiving an honorary plaque from the previous year’s honoree, Dr. Giulio Diamante. DeSantis has spent all 43 years of his non-profit career at Tri-Town, earning the title of CEO in ...

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French-American School of Rhode Island Eyeing Italian Track for 2015

Image courtesy FASRI

The French-American School of Rhode Island (FASRI), has seen a year of great change with a new Head of — Jean Yves Carpanèse — and will continue to see change with three new programs that were approved by FASRI’s Board of Trustees on December 10. In 2015 FASRI will offer a Late Immersion Program for non-French speaking students in grades 1-5, an International Program for middle school students with no prior knowledge of the French language and an Italian Language Program for children entering pre-school through kindergarten. FASRI accepted non-French speaking students only through kindergarten level in the past, and ...

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Italian Cultural Foundation of Rhode Island Holds First Annual Dinner


The Italian Cultural Foundation of Rhode Island held its first annual dinner in Providence on April 28, 2012.

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A Call for Unity to Italian Americans of All Ages – Editorial


Italians and Americans of Italian heritage changed this country and we keep changing it — mostly — for the better. However, the past and the present for us do not always mix.

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Madonna di Prata Celebration in Providence


Every year the Italian American community of Providence, Rhode Island, celebrates the Madonna di Prata.

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