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.
And they’re off! Every year, the National Hellenic Society sponsors Greek American college students on a two-week educational and cultural immersion experience at the American College of Greece to discover their heritage and culture through the Heritage Greece Program. This year, we are proud to sponsor 65 participants, joined by 13 peer students from ACG.
Meeting in Washington, DC before heading to Greece tonight, the group visited the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, where they heard from several classicist and fellows, and the Greek Embassy where His Excellency Ambassador Lalacos and his diplomatic corps welcomed the participants and provided an overview of Greece’s challenges. They then visited Capitol Hill, where they met with Congressman John Sarbanes, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and the staffs of Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Congressman Charlie Crist, and Congresswoman Dina Titus! This is just the beginning of a life-long commitment to these Greek American ambassadors of Hellenic heritage!
Safe travels and καλό ταξίδι παιδιά!
Another great NHS Board of Director’s meeting hosted at the National Hellenic Museum during their gala weekend! Luncheon followed with Heritage Greece alumna, Lexy Prodromos, as our guest speaker. She is the Executive Director of Chicago Blockchain Project. Bravo, Lexy!
The Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC) held their Annual Conference from November 3-4, 2017 in Boston. The topic of the conference was “Facets of Entrepreneurship: Creativity and Courage to Commit, highlighting panelists Andrew Demakes, Giorgos Zacharia, and Noel Giglio. In addition to working for Philips Healthcare, Noel serves as National Co-Chair of the NHS’ Heritage Greece Alumni Network. For more information about HAWC, please click here!
NHS Boston came together for a summer get together at Committee Restaurant with members, prospective members, and Heritage Greece Program alumni. It was a lovely evening geared toward mentoring and networking with the Heritage Greece alumni.
Heritage Greece (HG) is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Greek heritage, culture and identity. The HG experience continues beyond Greece as HG alumni avail themselves of opportunities to develop professionally as part of the HG Alumni Network.