Meet Ciro Poppiti

Ciro Poppiti was born and raised in the Cleland Heights neighborhood of  Wilmington, the sixth child of Ciro and Louise Poppiti. He grew up in a big family, in a home that included his paternal grandmother, Lydia Poppiti, a first-generation American. As a young immigrant, Lydia taught herself to read and write English, and later taught a young Ciro to take pride in his heritage, to honor his family, and to respect the elders of his community. For more information goto

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