Youth Development

Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation

  • Austin, TX
  • www.txrestaurant.org/foundation

Mission Statement

The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) develops a strong workforce, prepares students for rewarding careers and mentors the next generation of industry leaders.

TRAEF serves the entire state of Texas and has its Texas ProStart culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum taught in over 240 Texas high schools; serving over 25,000 students annually.

Main Programs

  1. Texas ProStart
Service Areas

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Texas

TRAEF serves the entire state of Texas and has its Texas ProStart culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum taught in over 240 Texas high schools; serving over 25,000 students annually.

ruling year

1995

Chief Executive Officer since 1975

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Mr. Richie Jackson

Chief Operating Officer since 2011

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Mrs. Debbi Toh

Keywords

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education, workforce, job training, development, community

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Also Known As

Texas Restaurant Association Restaurant Association

EIN

74-2732907

 Number

5402466153

Physical Address

3300 N IH-35 Suite 610

Austin, TX 78705

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (O03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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TRAEF's programs and initiatives are fulfilling organizational goals on a daily basis. Our flagship program, Texas ProStart, sends over 6,000 graduates onto post-secondary colleges and over 7,000 graduates directly into our industry. Our other programs and opportunities help support our impact on workforce development, industry growth and other critical partnerships.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Texas ProStart

Texas ProStart is a Texas Education Agency approved curriculum for culinary arts and restaurant management. Texas ProStart is an introduction to careers in the restaurant industry

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$106,479

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    TRAEF's goal is to continue serving as a critical education and workforce resource for the Texas restaurant industry.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    TRAEF's strategies include expanding our school involvement, expanding our internship and mentoring programs, expand partnerships with industry business and organizations that help further broaden possible career goals for Texas ProStart graduates, and to help meet the needs of Texas restaurants' and their staffing issues by connecting them with our workforce pipeline.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Currently, we are accomplishing our goals. However, we desire to expand and serve more students and more of our industry.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    TRAEF measures it success by graduation rates, hospitality post-secondary admissions, job placements and succesful partnerships.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Currently, we are accomplishing our goals. However, we desire to expand and serve more students and more of our industry.
Service Areas

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Texas

TRAEF serves the entire state of Texas and has its Texas ProStart culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum taught in over 240 Texas high schools; serving over 25,000 students annually.

Funding Needs

1. Funding for programs and educational opportunities 2. Partnerships with industry professionals and organizations 3. Maintaining the largest and most critical workforce solution for the Texas restaurant industry

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Financials

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TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Richie Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Debbi Toh

BIO

Mr. Jackson began his career at the Texas Restaurant Association in the member retention department but soon accepted other positions within the association and ultimately accepted the Chief Executive Officer position. Mr. Jackson is a skilled lobbyist and an extremely influential individual within the Texas restaurant industry.

Although the Texas Restaurant Association is a registered 501 c 6, Mr. Jackson also oversees its philanthropic arm, which is the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Roger Kaplan

Restaurant Innovations

Term: Feb 2016 - Feb 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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