mra educational foundation programs
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program unites the foodservice industry and classroom together to offer high school students a platform to discover new interests and talents, while opening doors to fulfilling careers. Learn more here.
The MRAEF developed and certified, with the State of Massachusetts, the Certified Restaurant Professional Program. As of this month, from the two initial cohorts we will have graduated 20 Apprentices to Certified Restaurant Professionals.
Learn about each 1, 2 and 3 year programs here.
Hopes Program (Hospitality Opportunities for People Reentering Society) Over a year ago, the MRA was selected to be one of three states by both the NRA Educational Foundation and the US Department of Labor to participate in the HOPES Grant. The grant was designed to support hundreds of justice-involved young people (18-24) through training, case management support, employment and apprenticeships in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Learn more here.