The National Hellenic Society (NHS) shapes students’ Hellenic identities with a two-week cultural, educational, and socially immersive journey in Greece. Students share authentic experiences with a peer group of students from the American College of Greece (ACG).
The National Hellenic Society celebrates the work of Dr. John Camp and Dr. Elizabeth Fisher, two scholars who have contributed to some of the greatest archaeological excavations.
For 56 years, Dr. Camp contributed to and elevated the discoveries, research, and educational material of the ancient Agora of Athens. With unprecedented support from Dr. Fisher, who has excavated in Italy, Greece, and Ethiopia, they altered how we study archeology.
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's Washington DC Chapter had the honor of hosting His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, during his visit to the nation's capital. View pictures from the multiple events at the link below.
Please join us for a special edition of NHS Talks with special guests that will focus on the state of the travel industry post-COVID. This special edition is brought to you in collaboration with the National Hellenic Museum. Featured Guests include Tim Ananiadis, Head Of Tourism Committee, American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Plato Ghinos, President of Shaner Hotels, and Christos Perakis, co-founder, CEO of Zootle. The panel provides an insider's view of the travel and hospitality industry with special focus on Greece.
Dr. Corina Gerontis, NHS Board member, accepts a check for $3,000, from Panchiaki Korais Society President Peter Gerazounis, at the 110th Anniversary Dinner Dance of PKS, on Saturday, March 19, in New York. PKS was formed in 1912 in New York by immigrants from Chios. It will donate over $75,000 to various philanthropic and educational causes this year.
NHS Virtual Jazz FreedomFest
The National Hellenic Society, a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and passing-on Hellenic heritage in America, will host a unique celebration on March 25th, 2022, in celebration of Greece’s War for Independence after 400 years of subjugation and oppression — an online FreedomFest Jazz Festival.
Special guest appearances in honor of Greece’s Revolutionary War for Freedom are headlined by legendary Harvey Mason. Mason, considered to be among the most recorded and sought-after drummers of all time, is also a prolific composer, producer and recording artist and the Father of Harvey Mason, Jr., record producer, songwriter, film producer and the current Chief Executive
Officer of the Recording Academy (The Grammys).
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis interviews Demetri Tsolakis, a first-generation Greek-American entrepreneur & restaurateur is determined to present Greek culinary culture in a more contemporary and true fashion.
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis interviews Dr. Elisa Konofagou. Elisa E. Konofagou designs and develops ultrasound-based technologies for automated estimation of tissue mechanics as well as drug delivery and therapeutics.
Available now! Click the link below to learn more about the Heritage Greece® Program, Thessaloniki, a collaboration between the National Hellenic Society and The American College of Thessaloniki!