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Last modified: October 21, 2010, 1:24 PM
The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the largest and longest-established national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. Established in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, today OSIA has 500,000 family members and supporters and a network of 650 chapters coast to coast, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent.
OSIA works to encourage the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserve Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promote closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.