The Piast Institute is excited to announce the publication of the 2021 Polish Americans Today book following the 2020 Polish American Survey. This updated volume is the most comprehensive look at the Polish American community to date.
The newest 2020 survey by Piast Institute, under the direction of Virginia Skrzyniarz, CEO and Co-Founder, and Dr. Dominik Stecuła, Colorado State University, will offer updates, relevant information and answers about Polonia attitudes and trends to us and countless researchers, scholars, community organizations, and others interested in Polish Americans. This 80 page book highlights key insights on Polonia beyond basic demographics. Polish Americans Today clearly describes the shared values and experiences of Polonia. “There isn’t much reliable data available on the Polish American community beyond the Census data, which focuses on demographics,” said Dr. Stecula, the author of the book. “Our national survey of nearly 1800 Polish Americans is therefore the best source of information about our community: who we are, what we believe, how connected we are to Poland…all of these questions are answered in the book.”
Piast Institute has a rich history of conducting surveys of Polonia. The 2020 survey is the fourth large survey of Polonia that the Institute has conducted since being founded in 2003. The new book is an update to the Polish Americans Today that was initially published in 2010, based on an extensive, national survey of Polonia that highlighted the basic demographic, social, economic and political profile of the Polish American community. Co-authored by the co-founder of the Piast Institute, Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski, and Dominik Stecula, the author of the updated edition, it was the first large-scale survey of the community in decades. The original book went through several printings and has been popular in both the United States and Poland. It has been a subject of a variety of forums and conferences throughout the United States, and has been acquired by several Polish universities, public opinion firms, and public officials. The digital version of the 2010 edition is available to download for free on the Piast Institute website.
The new 2021 book Polish Americans Today is available for purchase on the website January 2022 under the “Store” tab.
Founded in 2003, the Piast Institute is a nationally recognized think tank focusing on Polish and Polish American affairs as well as one of two Census Information Centers (CIC) in the state of Michigan. The Piast Institute develops conferences, seminars, publications, public programs, lectures and exhibits that provide information about Poland, Poles and Polish Americans. For additional information about the Piast Institute, visit its website at: www.piastinstitute.org or call at 313-733-4535
POLISH: Piast Institute organizuje test STAMP4S dla celów Seal of Biliteracy, który odbędzie się 15 stycznia 2022 r. o godz. 11.00 rano. Z powodu Covid-u egzamin odbędzie się online. Należy wypełnić Seal Honor Pledge i wysłać go na adres email@example.com. Link do Seal Honor Pledge znajduje się we wniosku rejestracji. Proszę o przekazanie informacji o możliwości wzięcia testu wszystkim zainteresowanym. Wszystkie szczegóły dotyczące zdawania egzaminu znajdują się w rejestracji, do której link znajduje się poniżej. W sprawie pytań - proszę dzwonić 248 613 6751 lub napisać email firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLISH: Piast Institute is organizing the STAMP4S test in order to receive Seal of Biliteracy in the Polish language. This exam will take place on January 15th at 11am EST. Due to COVID-19, the exam will be held online. Applicants must complete the Seal Honor Pledge and send it to email@example.com. A link to the Pledge is included in the registration application. Those interested in taking the exam are invited to fill out the registration form below. All details about taking the exam can be found in the registration link. For questions - please call 248 613 6751 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Piast Institute, a national non-profit 501(c)(3) research and social resource organization that is devoted to Polish and Polish American affairs, is pleased to welcome Stella Szczesny to the Piast Institute Board of Directors. Ms. Szczesny has been elected unanimously at the September 29th meeting.
Stella Szczesny has been an active member of the Polish community on a local and a national level. Previously serving as the President of the Polish National Alliance (PNA), Lodge 1758 and the President of Polish National Alliance, Council 122. She has also served on the Central Citizens Committee, Polish American Congress, the Friends of Polish Art, the Polish Womens Alliance / First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.
Ms. Szczesny has been previously involved with the Piast Institute in various capacities including the Dekaban Committee, Polish Womens Hall of Fame project, and more recently on its drug free coalition, the Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition (HDFCC).
Stella Szczesny has received her B.A. from Madonna College in Social Science and her M.B.A. from the University of Detroit. She has also studied Education and Reading Instruction from Eastern Michigan University and Business and Accounting from Marygrove College.
Virginia Skrzyniarz, Piast Institute CEO and Co-Founder, stated “Ms. Szczesny will be an incredible addition to the Piast Institute board, bringing years of experience serving Polonia”.
Piast Institute is also one of fifty-two United States Census Information Centers (CIC), and one of two located in Michigan. The Piast Institute develops conferences, seminars, publications, public programs, lectures and exhibits that provide information about Poland, Poles and Polish Americans. A key element of its community service is the Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition (HDFCC) which the Institute founded in 2007 to serve the immigrant, racial and ethnic groups of the community and its youth.
If you would like additional information about the Piast Institute, call: 313-733-4535 or visit our website at: www.piastinstitute.org.
Konsulat Generalny RP w Chicago organizuje w Hamtramck dyżur konsularny w dniach 19 i 20 listopada br. (piątek - sobota).
Na dyżur obowiązują wcześniejsze zapisy telefoniczne.
Zapisy będą prowadzone w dniach: 3, 4 i 5 listopada 2021 roku.
W celu dokonania zapisu na dyżur, prosimy dzwonić w wyżej wymienione dni pod numer telefon:
312 608 9229, w godz. 11am do 1pm EST
Podczas dyżuru będzie możliwość złożenia wniosku o wydanie dokumentu paszportowego.
Dyżur odbędzie się w Piast Institute, 11633 Joseph Campau Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago will be organizing a Consular visit to Hamtramck on Friday November 19th to Saturday November 20th 2021.