WHO WE ARE
The Romanian Heritage Center NFP was incorporated on July 1st 2020
as a new independent faith-based cultural, civic, and religious organization
that is a spin-off of Romanian-American Network Inc. (Ro-Am.Net),
benefiting and building on its achievements, recognition, and reputation.
The Romanian-American Network was established in summer of 1995, as a
Romanian-American ethnic publishing house specialized in community outreach,
advertising, marketing, mass communication and networking.
Through its almost 28 years of service, Ro-Am.Net became widely known and appreciated across the United States and abroad for creating valuable projects like:
- Center Focus Magazine commemorative yearbooks (1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998)
- Romanian-American Yellow Pages (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2007)
- Romanian Impact Magazine (monthly from Jan. 2001 through Dec. 2008)
- Romanian Tribune Newspaper (since Jan. 2002 – Now in its 22nd year!)
- Romanian Library & Research Center (since Dec. 2002)
- Directory of Ethnic and Multicultural Publishers, Distributors and Resource Organizations (2003) – for the American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).
- Romanian Heritage Festival (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)
- Coalition for Family, Faith and Life of Romanians in America (since Jan. 2016)
- Romanian Business Referral Network (since 2016)
- ”BISERICI.US” Network – Romanian Churches & Religious Organizations (2016)
Ro-Am.Net organized and hosted numerous cultural and community outreach events, networking meetings, educational and informative seminars.
Over the years WE PARTNERED WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, such as:
- American Library Association – New York, NY
- “Cenaclul RETRO” Cultural Organization – Chicago area
- CREDO TV Romanian International Media Ministries – Chicago, IL
- Honorary Consulate of Republic of Moldova – Hickory, NC
- Little Samaritan Radio – Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
- Logos Christian Academy – Niles, IL
- Logos School of Music – Niles, IL
- ProTV Romanian International Television – Bucharest, Romania
- Romanian Book Club – Niles, IL
- RoAct Theatre Co. – Niles, IL
- RTN Chicago Romanian Christian Television – Chicago, IL
- TVRi Romanian International Television – Bucharest, Romania
AS WELL AS OFFICIAL ENTITIES representing Romania and Republic of Moldova:
- Consulate General of Romania in Chicago
- Embassy of Romania in United States – Washington, DC
- Embassy of Romania at the United Nations – New York, NY
- Embassy of Republic of Moldova in United States – Washington, DC
- Romanian Government’s Department for Relations with Romanians Abroad – Bucharest, Romania
The founders of Ro-Am.Net, having successfully passed the test of time, integrity, and dedication to the community, initiated the idea of creating the ROMANIAN HERITAGE CENTER as AN INDEPENDENT NOT-FOR-PROFIT neutral faith-based community center for all Romanians and Moldovans, in order TO FACILITATE, PROMOTE, AND NURTURE UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY.
The Ro-Am.Net will continue its publishing and mass media projects as a completely separate and independent media organization, and it will also assist as needed in the Romanian Heritage Center’s projects..
The Romanian Heritage Center’s leadership team includes dedicated professionals from all denominations of our community. ALL LEADERS OF OUR COMMITTEES ARE VERY QUALIFIED AND WILLING TO SERVE THE NEXT GENERATIONS OF ROMANIAN-AMERICANS, those that are born, raised, and educated in the United States, through various interactive programs and attractive activities, subjected to our Purposes
The ROMANIAN HERITAGE CENTER NFP aims to be a useful resource not only to the ethnic Romanian-Americans but also to anyone wishing to find out more about our culture and interact with our community.