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LANGUAGE INCENTIVES: The Italian Cultural Society Italian Language Incentive

The Italian Cultural Society is a nonprofit 501(C) 3 organization, which has served the community since 1981, and worked to promote and preserve the study of Italian Language and Culture. Our programs provide unique opportunities to strengthen our Italian American community and celebrate Italian Culture. The Italian Cultural Society welcomes people of all backgrounds to learn Italian and participate in Italian Culture.

After nearly two decades of service as administrators of this incentive-funding program over a large geographical area, (All schools in the jurisdiction of the Italian Consulate of San Francisco: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, Utah, and Alaska)  the Italian Cultural Society has decided it is time to pass the administration duties  to a new agency. Starting in January 2019, The Istituto Italiano Scuola will work together with the Italian Consulate in San Francisco to continue our work and encourage the study of Italian in the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Consulate.

The newly appointed Director of The Istituto Italiano Scuola is: 

Paola Capuano and her contact information is 601 Van Ness Suite F/G, San Francisco, CA 94102. You may email her at or call  (415)788 0242. 

You may also contact Anna Zeppieri, Director of Education for the Italian Consulate Education directly at: +1 (415) 292-9203,  or by fax: +1 (415)-931-7240.  Alternatively, email: