As a social association CIAO’s purpose is:
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.
To foster in its members the highest interest of humanity, honor, and botherly love.
To offer assistance to the truly needy, the sick and the distressed.
The membership of this organization is open to person of good character and community standings and who are of proven Calabrese origin and who are at least 18 years of age. To be admitted as members a fully executed application bearing the personal endorsment of a member in good standing, must be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration and approval.