Our Mission

The Mission of the Italian American Community Center is to sustain the social vitality and cultural vibrancy of the Italo American heritage by strengthening family life, uplifting human services, binding together the diverse historical traditions of Italians, and honoring the legacy of Italian immigration to the United States.

In a way that…

Provides direct family services to the Rochester Community

Provides residential care for senior members of our community

Provides opportunities to gain new knowledge through educational, cultural, recreational, and sporting  events.

Provides a meeting place for social and professional gatherings in Rochester

Facilitates community involvement through working partnerships with other community-based organizations

Creates opportunities for interacting with other ethnic and racial groups

So that we…

Become a cohesive community proud of our Italian heritage

Reduce the incidence of ethnic stereotyping and bias

Enable seniors to participate in family and community life

Gain respect for our heritage by children and youth

Practice good citizenship skills

Sustain a focal point in the community where every Italian American and those who appreciate Italian culture can acquire and practice our cultural traditions