Welcome to Calabresi In America Organization

As a non-profit, charitable and social association, the Calabresi In America Organization, a.k.a. CIAO, strives to  preserve, adapt, promote, and disseminate traditions, heritage, culture, and language, of the Calabrese ethnicity to and for the children and future generations of Calabresi-American people.


Installation Dinner Dance

 2014 Installation & Scholarship Awards Dinner Dance

Saturday November 1st, 2014

Manzo Banquets
1571 Elmhurst Rd • Des Plaines

 Tickets $75 per Person




Feasta di San Francesco 2014


Festa della Famiglia

in onore di

San Francesco di Paola

August 7  - 10, 2014

Casa Italia - Stone Park


San Francesco Festa - History

Festa di San Francesco

Excellent article by Pino Nano that appeared in the Italian magazine La Regione Calabria Emigrazione in January 1993.

The Article, written in Italian, describes how the Festa di San Francesco in Chiago was started and provides background of the CIAO organization.


Click Here to Read Article




Pillar of Success Award to Ron Turano




CIAO presents this most distinctive award to Senatore Ron Turano during 2013 San Francesco di Paola Feast.




2013 Board of Directors


2012 Scholarship Recepients

2012 Scholarship Winners


2014 Committees and Events


2014 Committees

2014 Events




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CIAO Memebership
Application Now Available

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CIAO Events and Committees
2014 Event Calendar
2014 Committees


New Photo Albums
Bella Calabria Trip 2011
Columbus Day Parade 2011
Dinner Dance 2011





Favorite Links

Festa di San Francesco

 Second Weekend
 of August
Casa Italia

Click Here for Festa's Sponsors

Click Here for 2012 Festa Details

Click Here for a past Festa Movie

  Read Festa's History
(Article in Italian)


Board Meetings

Every 3rd Tuesday of every month

7:00 Pm @ Casa Italia