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AHI Looks for AHI members and supporters with college-age students for National “Got Greek?" Study

AHI Looks for AHI members and supporters with college-age students for National “Got Greek?" Study  


Dear AHI Member and Friend:

I am writing to inform you about an important new study of young Greek and Cypriot Americans which is being sponsored by one of our supporters, the Next Generation Initiative.

The National Student Research Study is the first academically-supervised national study focusing exclusively on college-age students of Greek heritage.  Supported by funding from the Zapis Charitable Foundation and others from our community, the study began in late 2008 with extensive in-depth interviews of Greek-American students on college campuses across the country -- including members of over 50 Hellenic student groups participating in the study.  A detailed national survey was then produced under the supervision of a team of sociology professors and graduate students.  With the development of this survey, the National Study is being opened up to students from local communities throughout the country, and, in keeping with the lives of today’s college students, the “Got Greek?” online survey is now ready for students to take online on their computers.

To measure how connected students are to our heritage, the survey asks them specific questions about their own experience and their families participation in such institutions as AHI, AHEPA, the Church, etc.  Because this study is the first of its kind, scholars, leaders, community organizations and students across the nation are eager to see the results of this study, which will be publicized nationally.  That is why organizations ranging from AHEPA to the Modern Greek Studies Association and the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are contacting their members to get the word out about this study.

We certainly want to make sure that the sons and daughters of AHI members are not left out of this study.

Please forward this email to the college students in your own extended family, and to anyone you might know whose family has college-aged children.

Thank you in advance for your help getting the word out about this study, and helping make sure that the views and experiences of the AHI family are represented in the overall results of this important study.  If you have additional questions abut the study, please contact Mr. Leon Stavrou, Executive Director of The Next Generation Initiative, by email at or by phone at 202-360-5119.


Nick Larigakis 
Executive Director 
American Hellenic Institute


The American Hellenic Institute is a nonprofit public policy organization that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and also within the American Hellenic community.