The CCI is honored to have been recognized by Buffalo Spree for Best Cultural Programming.
“The nonprofit organization Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) was founded in 2010 by Dr. Francesco Giacobbe and late wife Renata Scognamiglio Giacobbe. In 2021, the CCI opened its permanent space with a full calendar of Italian heritage displays and cultural programming, including Italian and Sicilian language classes, cooking classes in the impressive community kitchen and event space on its lower level, story hours for kids, concerts, and Italian movies. The organization also has a Story Booth where families can document immigration stories for posterity. A gift shop and cafe are open to the public.”