Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

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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

JCCIA Journal

JCCIA has long answered the call
JCCIA to honor Piemonte, Serpico
JCCIA to honor Saviano, Urso
Introducing the 2013-2014 Officers
2013-2014 Officers
2013 Queen Contest – Call for Contestants
2013 Columbus Day Parade
2013 Columbus Day Parade Chairman
2013 Gala
2012 Columbus Day Parade
2012 Cookie Walk
2012 Cookie Walk Preview
2012 Dante Awards
2012 Impresa Awards
2012 Impresa Awards
2012 Fashion Show and Scholarship Dinner
2012 Man of the Year Gala
2012 Presentation at Melrose School
Dante Award goes to ABC’s Linda Yu
Dante Award Luncheon
Dante Award Luncheon
Dante Award Luncheon
Stellar columnist earns Dante honors
Columbus Day went off without a hitch!
Consul General to serve as parade chairman
Cookies abound at annual event
JCCIA Women’s Division – 2012 Scholarship Fashion Show
Lords and ladies of the dance!
Martello crowned Columbus Day Queen
Neighborhoods of the World
A new venue for legendary queen contest!
Parade Chairman Vincent A. Naccarato
Queen Pageant 2012
Scola to reign as Columbus Day Queen
Six decades of service to the community
Unity will reign at 2011 Parade!
Who we are and what we do
Who will be our next Bella Regina?

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