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The mission of the PRLA Educational Foundation is to connect and advance the Pennsylvania hospitality industry through community involvement, educational programming, and career development initiatives. The PRLAEF is a 501(c)3 and governed by a board of directors.
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The PRLAEF is dedicated to investing in the growth and support of the Pennsylvania hospitality industry and its employees. The PRLAEF promotes and awards student scholarships and supports educational programming to assist with career development.

In addition, our Hospitality Assistance Response in Pennsylvania (HARP) relief fund provides emergency assistance to the hospitality community during times of need.


Feeding Dreams. Building Futures. Developing today’s high school students into tomorrow’s restaurant and and hospitality leaders. Learn More 

Workforce Development

Explore the partnerships and programs fostered by the PRLA Educational Foundation to help employees gain skills to advance their careers.

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Donate & Support PRLAEF

Contributions support our industry’s current and future workforce. Learn More 

Scholarship Program

The PRLAEF annually awards scholarships to students pursuing their post-secondary education in culinary arts and hospitality management.

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The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is globally recognized for providing hospitality organizations with quality hospitality learning solutions. It offers a broad array of resources for your professional development needs.


ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.

Membership Has Benefits

Resources for Hospitality Businesses, Vendors, Sponsors, Students. Membership is for Everyone!