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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 an 8th grade classroom from a low-income area within the United States and a classroom from the DC metropolitan area for a fieldtrip to the nation’s capital. The foundation, along with other hospitality organizations, will also present the Gregory McCarthy Scholarship to a student at Hospitality High School of Washington, DC.