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Bringing People Together: Pasquale’s Story

A large part of our mission is to bring people together to embrace the transformative power of community.  While most of our efforts revolve around the logistics of transportation, planning events, and collaborating with other organizations and businesses in North Beach, San Francisco, and the

Italian Program Spotlight: St. Catherine of Siena School 

The Italian Program at St. Catherine of Siena School, an Italian Community Service’s John C. Riccio Grant recipient, is a long-standing foreign language program that has been part of the kindergarten through Grade 8 curriculum for more than 40 years. The school itself for many

Dance the Tarantella

Throughout history, dancing has been used as a way to for an abundance or purposes, including to celebrate, uplift, worship, and even cure! Known as the most notable of Italian folk dances is the Tarantella.

2021 End of Year Newsletter Released

Since the pandemic, we have been able to accomplish so much, make an impact we never could've imagined, from providing seniors with tablets to fight isolation and launching a Friend-line for the greater community to providing food and care packages, funding Italian language programs, and

6 Ways to Support the Italian Community Services

Think you can’t make a difference and support a nonprofit just because you can’t make a financial contribution? You couldn't be more wrong! Multiple nonprofits like the Italian Community Services don’t just accept financial donations. They are many other ways you can step in to

Italian Organizations in North Beach

If you are thinking of moving to the area, or better yet, you’re already here, and looking for groups to be a part of and organizations to support, look no further!  The Le Donna D’Italia is a women’s group whose focus is on promoting and

Best Day Trips from San Francisco

Want to travel outside San Francisco and see the rest of the coast? Stop by these four cities along the way for picturesque views of the water and more! Fair warning: while the views are scenic, they’re a far cry from the unbeatable Italian coast.

When in SF’s Rome: North Beach

Visiting Little Italy? Or just passing through? Here are eight places you must hit before you leave! Liguria Bakery To taste authentic Focaccia Bread, stop by the Liguria Bakery found by the Soracco brothers who emigrated from Italy and established this bakery in 1950. Make

How North Beach Keeps Its Italian Culture Alive

The main event that takes place in North Beach to celebrate Italian culture is the Italian Heritage Parade of the United States. This parade attracts more than 150,000 people on average. This event is the area’s oldest civic event and the oldest Italian American Parade

History of North Beach

California became the state of migration for Italians during the Gold Rush. By the late 1890s, the number of Italians in California exceeded those in New England. By the time these Italian-Americans were able to save money from mining, they started to spread throughout California