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To build and strengthen the cultural identity of Italians and Italian Americans through public educational programs that preserve and promote an accurate, bias free and non stereotyped understanding and awareness of historical and current contributions and accomplishments of people of Italian heritage.
Mantenere e rafforzare l’identità culturale italiana e italoamericana attraverso programmi di istruzione pubblica che assicurino e promuovano la comprensione e la consapevolezza dei contributi e dei successi, presenti e passati, della comunità di discendenza italiana.
The New Jersey Italian & Italian American Heritage Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.
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