The National Hellenic Society is committed to opening the doors for Greek-American students who wish to preserve Greek culture and excel in their professional careers.
For 7 years, NHS has sponsored The Heritage America Program in collaboration with the government relations firm Manatos & Manatos as a networking opportunity for the best and brightest Greek-American students. This year’s program comprised virtual 3-day educational and cultural discussions for nearly 40 students that heard from prominent leaders in government, policy, media, and business. Students heard from each speaker—members of Congress, intelligence community leaders, legislative and administrative policymakers, including two White House Chiefs of Staff and iconic business leaders, and engaged in intimate conversations about familial heritage, stories of immigration, and narratives of success. They witnessed the magic through each speakers’ heritage story, struggles with immigration, and accomplishments. In intimate virtual conversations, speakers shared with students their family’s upbringing, their roots, and how Hellenism, Orthodoxy, and Ancient Greek values coupled with American opportunities led the road to success. At the end of the program, students comprehended and identified the importance of Greek culture and Hellenic Heritage. Armed with this knowledge, they'll become feature ambassadors of Hellenism, following the speakers’ footsteps. Throughout this journey, NHS will continue supporting, guiding, and providing the network to ensure students' success.
To see the who's who list of Greek American decision makers and business leaders that this year's program participants had the opportunity to e-meet check-out our short video!
The National Hellenic Society in collaboration with the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation held its Third Annual Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet luncheon in Georgetown thanks to the generosity and dedication of hosts, Ted and Demetra Argeroplos. Ted and Demetra are NHS members and parents of children that attended both the Heritage America and Heritage Greece Programs. Ted also serves on the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.
Undergraduate and graduate students met to discuss their respective career aspirations ranging from law, government, international relations, accounting, consulting engineering, computer science, federal government agency work. Representative higher educational institutions included Columbia, Georgetown, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Christopher Newport and other universities. NHS members from throughout the U.S. are available to serve as mentors and provide advice, guidance and direction to alumni of the Heritage Greece, Heritage America and PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation.
Some of the most prominent current and former US policymakers and opinion leaders met with some of the best and brightest Greek-American students across the country during the 5th Annual Heritage America Program July 8-10, 2020. In all 44 speakers shared with these students, in intimate online discussions, how Hellenic and Orthodox principles and ideals helped them achieve success. This program is hosted every year by the National Hellenic Society (NHS) and Manatos & Manatos.
This past Wednesday, February 27th, the NHS Boston Chapter got together for a meet and greet networking mixer for NHS members, Heritage Greece/Heritage America Alumni and friends. The mixer took place at the Harpoon Brewery and was a well attended event. A great kickoff to a year of celebrations for NHS's 10th Anniversary of the Heritage Greece Program®.
New York - On Wednesday, December 5th, NHS Members Dennis & Karen Mehiel sponsored a meet and greet dinner at their home. NHS members, along with Heritage Greece alumni were present. This was the second event that the National Hellenic Society has hosted to connect students with prospective mentors who will be able to provide guidance and advice that will help them in the future. The event was incredibly successful and both NHS members and HG alumni in attendance are motivated to continue to foster the mentor/mentee relationship. We look forward to many more events like this as we launch this new phase of our Heritage Greece and Heritage America programs. Thank you Karen and Dennis Mehiel for sponsoring this event to enrich this wonderful program!
Washington, DC - On Sunday, December 2nd, NHS Members Ted and Demetra Argeroplos sponsored a meet and greet luncheon at the il Canale restaurant in Georgetown. NHS members, along with Heritage Greece alumni and Pan-Hellenic scholars were present. The purpose of the luncheon was to connect these students with prospective mentors who will be able to provide guidance and advice that will help them in the future. The National Hellenic Society is excited that the first of many events designed for fostering the Mentor/Mentee relationship between our members and our program participants was a success. We look forward to many more events like this as we launch this new phase of our Heritage Greece and Heritage America programs. Thank you Demetra and Ted Argeroplos for sponsoring this event to kick off this exciting new chapter!
BOSTON - The Inaugural 2018 Heritage America Boston Program, sponsored by the National Hellenic Society, hosted 6 accomplished Greek-American students from across the country on August 11th in Boston, MA for an Athens of America Tour.
This unique and proprietary program reconnects high school-aged Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture, and Hellenic identity through the prism of the American experience. Throughout the day, students met with prominent Greek-Americans; toured the Greek and Roman Art Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts; learned about the Greek revival influence and the impact of the first Greek's in Boston. Students were led in discussion by Professor Emeritus, Emmanuel "Manny" Paraschos, of Emerson College and accompanied by Heritage Greece Alums Elena Jacobson and Dimitria Yeannakopoulos.
WASHINGTON D.C. - The 2018 Heritage America Program, sponsored by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos, hosted 20 accomplished Greek-American students from across the country July 18-21 in Washington D.C.
Now in its third year, this unique and proprietary program reconnects college-aged Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture, and Hellenic identity through the prism of the American experience. Throughout the four-day program, students met with over 40 prominent Greek-Americans who will also serve as future mentors and career guides for Heritage America alumni.
The NHS’ Heritage America Program was featured in the National Herald on July 21, 2017. Read more here!