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Providing youth educational opportunities within Washington, DC

The American Experience Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity develops national programs that educate the public about the arts, culture, American democracy and the unique heritage of Washington, DC.

In keeping with its mission, the Foundation identifies artistic, cultural, historical and educational programs planned in Washington, DC for upcoming years and increases awareness of the arts, culture and heritage of the nation's capital by communicating the availability of such events and educational opportunities to the general public.

Annually, the American Experience Foundation selects 8th grade classrooms from low-income areas within the United States and classrooms from the DC metropolitan area for a field trip to the nation’s capital. The foundation, along with other hospitality organizations, also presents scholarships to DC high school students pursuing a future career in hospitality.