The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

2055 L St NW, Ste 700, Washington, DC, 20036, US

Founded in 1987, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is the nonprofit foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the largest foodservice trade association in the world, representing and supporting over 500,000 businesses. NRAEF’s mission is to attract, empower, and advance the nation's workforce. Ultimately, NRAEF transforms lives by creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds to pursue: • First jobs - of the 157M Americans in the workforce, one in three had their first job in a restaurant; • Second chances - restaurant and foodservice operations do not require a high school diploma, GED, licensure, or certification to engage in employment; and • Meaningful careers - few industries offer more accessible paths to family-sustaining wages, upw

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