In 1995, Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.), as proposed by the Italian Consulate General in Boston, was formed as a non-profit educational and professional organization, for the promotion of Italian language and culture in the public and private schools of New England.
Our Mission is to assist communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. CASIT offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Italian language and cultural programs with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum.
C.A.S.IT. 2016 General Assembly
CASIT General Assembly with Italian Consul General Nicola De Santis, Educational Officer Domenico Teker, President Maria Gioconda Motta, CASIT's Board members, Italian Teachers, and community liaisons. You can view our video slideshow below.
Italian Consul visits BLS AP Italian Class at Boston Latin 12/13/16
On Thursday, October 13, Italian Consul General Nicola De Santos and Consulate director of education Domenico Savio Teker visited Miss Myette's AP Italian class. They were acccompanied by Ms. Gioconda Motta and Francesco Fragasso from CASIT (Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane). Students were able to speak Italian with the visitors and ask questions related to Italian.
Classici and the Elliot School 12/12/16
The Elliot School and Saint John welcome I Classici from Italy.
Professional Development with Professor Anna Rocca 12/10/16
Professional Development at CASIT with Professor Anna Rocca, Professor Carmen Petrucci and Professor Maria Gioconda Motta.
GIOCA CON ME
Children singing, dancing, and learning Italian at Gioca Con Me.
Annual Convention & World Languages Expo
CASIT at ACTFL's Conference in Boston with Italian teachers, Educational Officer Domenico Teker, and Consul General Nicola De Santis.
Italian Heritage Month
Annual kick-off of the Italian Heritage Month hosted at the State House in Boston.
Summer Camp 2016
Children at CASIT's Summer Immersion Italian Camp in collaboration with the Eliot School. 5 full days of fun and learning of Italian in the heart of the North End. You can view our video slideshow below.
Festa della Republica 6/5/16
Festa della Repubblica (70th Anniversary) with Italian students and recipients of CASIT's Italian Heritage Contest Awards.
Somerville High School World Language Awards Night 5/4/16
With Superintendent Mrs. Mary Skipper, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Vincent McKay, High School Principal Mr. John Oteri, School Committee Chair Ms. Carrie Norman, World Language Supervisor Mr. John Nocito and Italian teachers Gino Colantuono and Serena Steele.
Annual World Language Awards Night at Lexington High School5/1/16
Such amazing students including this young lady who scored 2nd in Massachusetts and 5th in the US on the Italian exam. LHS Principal Lasa, Prof Dorfman (LHS Italian teacher), Prof Teker (Italian Consulate) and Michelle Motta Dardeno as CASIT's community liaison.
Open House 3/13/16
Open House at CASIT sharing Italian cheer to our communities. Featuring CASIT's activities, programs and educational support.
Important meeting about the promotion of the Italian language in USA at the
Consulate General of Italy with the Italian Minister of Education, Stefania Giannini.
2015 MaFLA Conference
2016 Carnevale Video Slideshow
2015 C.A.S.IT. Casino Night
With attendance topping last year’s event, guests were a buzz throughout the evening. Colleagues and friends reunited while CASIT also welcomed many new friends. Light-hearted Black Jack to Roulette “gaming” served as the backdrop and all that is “Italian” was carefully woven into every detail of the evening. The food, the ambiance, the music, and the spoken language...all CASIT, all Italian…all to benefit children.
Special thanks to the generosity of JLC-Tech LLC, Capone Iron Corporation, Ray Tomasi, Wilmington Sons of Italy Lodge, Hanover Wine & Spirits, Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, Roome & Guarracino LLC, Patriot Iron Corp, Eagle Bank, Wolf Meadow Farms, Lily Pasta, Giangregorio Bros. Green Cross Pharmacy, Rossi & Associates, Suzanne Ianella, Boston Metrology, Inc., Arco Welding Supply Co., Inc., Cappuccio Construction Co., Inc., Rucci Bardaro Falzone PC, Pasciuto Properties, Aizoon USA Inc.., Our Lady’s Academy, Mclane Middleton, St. John School, St. Mary’s School, Spinelli’s Function Facility, P&H Business Support Solutions, LLC., and so many others.
Gratitude to C.A.S.IT from Winchester High School
This video is a token of Winchester's immense gratitude to C.A.S.IT (Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane) and the help that they provide for the Winchester Public School system. Specifically for the Italian program.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, through the Consulate General of Italy of Boston, provides partial incentive funds for Italian Instruction in New England elementary, middle and high schools. CASIT, an “ente gestore” (managing entity) for the Italian Ministry, receives and administers the grants and funds. If your school/district is interested in starting or continuing an Italian program, please contact our office or download the Enrollment Form and follow the instructions for grant requests. Learn more