As one of the major cultural centers in Westchester County (WICC) provides programs for people of all ages, all ethnicities, and from all walks of life. The WICC reaches a broad audience and our members come from all over the tri-state area. Housed in a beautifully restored building, the WICC has welcomed more than 10,000 visitors since we opened our doors in September 2007. The WICC is unique in that we offer one cohesive and progressive Italian culture, in a variety of different ways – through exhibits celebrating various artists, sculptors, scientists, and through language classes, films and lectures, concerts, culinary and wine events – and always as a warm and welcoming destination. We make the connections between classic and modern Italy and we make those connections easily accessible for our members and visitors. As we continue to brand our organization and promote it, and through our increasing membership and outreach, the WICC will continue to present programs that are scholarly as well as entertaining, academically strong as well as relevant to every day life. We will become the go-to place for Italian culture, the place where the richness of a shared Italian heritage offers something for everyone to discover, adopt and employ to enrich their personal, family, and community traditions.