The mission of the society is to enhance the appreciation and knowledge of Italian language and culture in the Washington, DC area. It creates opportunities to explore the many facets of Italian culture, and to strengthen bonds between the Italian and American people. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, national origin or religion. The only requirements for membership are an interest in Italian culture and a desire to share that interest with others. The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C. is a non-profit organization.