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!
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.