Courtesy of NYIACSL
The new website for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is nyiacsl.org.
By Forum Staff
A non-profit organization comprised of current members of the State Senate and Assembly that aims to promote Italian culture and achievement just launched its new website, the group’s president, State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), announced Monday.
According to Addabbo, the vision for the new portal for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is to provide visitors a site to learn more about the organization, browse upcoming events and announcements, apply for scholarships, access to sponsor opportunities, and provide feedback.
The new website will also provide broad fundraising opportunities through online advertising and individual donor options for the conference’s annual distribution of student scholarships, Addabbo added.
“Over the past few months we have worked to develop a user-friendly site as a way for our conference to share pertinent information, grow partnerships, to promote the positive aspects of Italian heritage, and create online fundraising opportunities,” the senator said.
During a normal legislative session, Addabbo noted, the conference meets each month to discuss issues of interest, advocacy opportunities and to coordinate their annual Italian-American Festa. The primary purpose of the event is to raise funds for scholarships while also providing an opportunity to recognize Italian-Americans who have contributed to society through such endeavors as the arts, labor, sports, and government, the senator said.
“I am proud to be able to provide students throughout the state an opportunity to win financial scholarships each year with the Italian-American Conference of State Legislators, and this new website will help even more students have a chance at winning,” Addabbo said. “The website will be a fantastic tool that will help promote Italian culture and heritage to an even wider audience.”