About AHLA Foundation
Building tomorrow’s hotel industry today
The AHLA Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), is strengthening the lodging industry by helping people build careers and improve their lives.
We are committed to elevating, educating, and empowering individuals and the public on the industry’s story of opportunity and advancement.
Our industry continues to face a gripping workforce shortage with more than a hundred thousand open positions nationwide.
We aim to support the recruitment, retention and advancement of employees throughout the industry. Through career development programs and scholarship initiatives, our work plays a vital role in helping hotel employees find their home in hospitality.
Our career development programs are all about empowering sustainable growth. Youth receive the skills training, financial support and AHLA certifications to progress from entry-level worker to management apprentice to college graduate to lifelong hospitality professional.
The No Room for Trafficking (NRFT) program builds on the hotel and lodging industry’s longstanding commitment to eradicate human trafficking by uniting us around collective anti-trafficking efforts that meet the needs of today’s hospitality employers and employees.
Commited to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs
Academic Scholarships Annually
Invested in 2023 in Opportunity Youth training for Entry-level Jobs
Industry Employees Provided with Socialized Anti-trafficking Training