Building career pathways for youth in the hospitality sector
The hospitality sector is not just important to the national economy; it is playing an increasingly large role in the global economy. In honor of the contributions of the Hilton family to the hotel industry, we partner with organizations promoting excellence in the hospitality sector and helping young people from all backgrounds build careers in hotel and restaurant management.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has a long history of grantmaking in support of education for the hospitality industry. Acknowledging that the hospitality industry has changed, we recently revised our funding guidelines for our Hospitality Program. Learn how our new guidelines align with our overarching mission of improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people around the world.
To expand the Youth Development Program, which provides disconnected young people with a path to self-sufficiency through foodservice-based training, mental health, education, and work readiness programs in the New Orleans area.
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The hospitality industry has great potential to serve opportunity youth through the development of career pathways—sequenced delivery of education and training opportunities, accompanied by support services— to prepare people for success in the workforce.