Founded in 1952, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans serves as a congress for the local Italian-American organizations and a focal point for the local Italian-American community. The JCCIA hosts a Dante Award luncheon honoring members of the media in May, a Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Humanitarian of the Year Awards gala in June, the Columbus Day Queen contest in July, the Columbus Day Parade in October, a Cookie Walk in November and a Christmas party in December. The organization also offers scholarships, spearheads volunteer efforts, donates money to worthy causes, sponsors historical and cultural exhibits and events, fights defamation, provides information to the public, and represents the Chicago-area Italian-American community on the local, state, national and international levels. Annual dues are $100 for organizational members and $30 for individual members. Officers are installed every other year in December, and meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The JCCIA has a Women’s Division, West Suburban Women’s Division and Young Professionals Division, all with dues, meetings and events of their own. Offices are located at Casa Italia, 3800 Division St., Stone Park, 60165.

For details, call Jo Ann Serpico at 708-450-9050 or visit http://www.jccia.com.


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Attention JCCIA Members- You can now use PayPal to attend meetings.

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans announces its 2017 scholarship applications. Please go to the Scholarships tab for details.

In 2016 the JCCIA set up an earthquake relief fund to help the victims and rescue efforts in Amatrice, Italy. In December the JCCIA sent more than $36,000 to the City of Amatrice.

Thanks to Chairman Ed Burke and Alderman Marge Laurino, City Council adopted a proclamation naming September 17, 2016 as “Earthquake Remembrance Day.” Below is the proclamation.

All funds donated will go directly to relief efforts.

We thank you for your help.