"Amici della Cultura Italiana" groups enjoy many benefits as a result of being associated with Coccia Foundation.  Coccia Foundation recognizes
the students' members commitment to the preservation of Italian culture and heritage in the United States by providing students with scholarship
opportunities, matching funds for various initiatives and supporting study abroad programs.  In addition, the Coccia Foundation provides financial
support for cultural events including Culinary and Arts programs, Italian-themed field trips, and Italian festivals.

Michael Grillo, a former AMICI student, was recently Student Liaison to the AMICI della Cultura Italiana.
Michael, a 2008 Rutgers University graduate, was former president of the school's AMICI Italian Club.
Michael has taught Italian for the last 4 years and is currently teaching at Whippany Park High School.

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