Registration now OPEN for “Heritage America”

July 31 – August 3 in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON DC, June 27, 2024 – Over 40 of the Greek-American community’s most successful in numerous fields will once again mentor young Greek-Americans through the 9th Annual Heritage America Program made possible by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos.

Only 20 lucky young Greek-Americans – college aged students and this year also young professionals in their 20’s – will be accepted into this life-changing program.  They will come to Washington, DC July 31 – August 3 for remarkable meetings and experiences all paid for by the National Hellenic Society.

See below pictures and a list of speakers from last year’s program.

For more information and to register, please click here. The registration deadline is July 19.


Over 40 Prominent Hellenes Mentor Greek-American Students

– NHS Heritage America Returns to Washington –


WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2023 – Some of the most prominent current and former U.S. government officials, business leaders and other influential opinion leaders of Greek origin met with Greek-American students from across the country as part of the 8th Annual NHS Heritage America program from July 26-29.

This annual program is hosted by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos. This year’s program featured a hybrid format of meetings in person and via Zoom.


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros

Four Star General Andrew PoppasCommanding General, US Army Forces Command

These esteemed speakers shared their family immigration experiences from Greece and how Hellenic and Orthodox principles and ideals, such as hard work, faith, family, moderation, empathy and love, helped them achieve success.

As a result of this program, now in its eighth year, these students better understand and appreciate the amalgam of Greek and American culture and heritage produces far more success than either culture or heritage alone.

Early on, Greek immigrants ranked last among American nationalities in education and income. Yet their children, in just one generation, climbed to the top of both rankings in the country that led the world in these two categories.

George Tenet, Second Longest Serving CIA Director

John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation
and Former White House Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus, Former White House Chief of Staff

C. Dean Metropoulos, Principal, Metropoulos & Co.

Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH)

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)


Mentors in the 2023 Heritage America Program included:

Business Leaders


Greek Orthodox Church, Greece, Cyprus and NHS Leadership

  • Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
  • Embassy of Greece Deputy Chargé d’affaires, Amb. Theodoros Bizakis
  • Embassy of Cyprus Deputy Chief of Mission, Maria Savvidou-Panayiotou
  • Embassy of Greece Air Attaché Col. Ioannis Markakis
  • Executive Director, National Hellenic Society (NHS),  Art Dimopoulos
  • Founder, Heritage America, Andy Manatos
  • NHS Board Member and Co-Founder, Heritage America, Mike Manatos