Project Summary

Project Category: Kids/Teens

Number of Participants: 50-100

Indoor/Outdoor: Both

Service Opportunities: Project or Activity, Collecting Goods, Financial Donations

Project Contact:
Lisa Waldschmitt, Foundation Manager
P: 202-789-7065

The American Experience Foundation (AEF) enriches the lives of students and young people through inspirational travel experiences and educational opportunities to cultivate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals. AEF is the 501(c)(3) charity affiliated with Destination DC.

Impact: Hospitality and tourism is a $7.3 billion industry employing 74,000 people in Washington, DC. AEF offers an introduction to the wonder of travel and exposure to hospitality career paths. AEF provides: -Free and supported field trips for low-income students from Washington, DC and across the country -Scholarships to qualified DC Hospitality Academy students and graduates -Internships and mentorships to connect students to hospitality industry careers

Project Availability:

Volunteer Responsibilities: There are many ways you can help inspire the next generation of travelers and hospitality professionals: -Make a tax-deductible donation to AEF -Run a revenue-sharing promotion -Attend an AEF fundraising event like our July 4th fundraiser -Invite one of our field trips to your business -Host a DCPS Career Ready summer intern -Share your expertise with our students Or contact Lisa Waldschmitt, Foundation Manager, to discuss how you or your business can get involved with AEF.

F&B Provided for Volunteers: No

Option to Move Project to a Different Location: Yes

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