80%Graduation Rate

At each United States program, dedicated staff members work with students to ensure they reach graduation.

25,250Students Graduated

Across the globe, tens of thousands of students have graduated from Generation programs.

73%High Retention

of Generation USA graduates remain in the same job one year after placement.

Free!No Cost Training

Generation programs are free for students, and many offer paid stipends.

New Ideas in the Nation's Capital

The communities surrounding Washington D.C. have always been home to the movers and shakers who shape America's future. Spanning from Maryland to Virginia, the Greater Washington D.C. area boasts thriving hospitality and restaurant industries. But while job opportunities exist, a gap in skills and access has created persistent inequality for too many residents. Since 2017, the Generation team has worked to connect young adults in Greater Washington D.C. with high-quality training programs, including a hospitality program and a unique partnership with Nando's Peri-Peri for restaurant service associates and managers.

Programs available in Greater Washington DC

Restaurant Services Associate

Program length: 3 Weeks Full-Time

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Hospitality Worker

Program length: 5 Weeks Part-Time

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Meet the Greater Washington DC team

Rose-Farrah Armand headshot

Rose-Farrah Armand

Pooja Mehta headshot

Pooja Mehta

Instructor-Restaurant Manager
Melody Phillips headshot

Melody Phillips

Program Coordinator-Hospitality
Rhesa Riley headshot

Rhesa Riley

Mentor-Restaurant Services
Christopher D. Smith headshot

Christopher D. Smith

Instructor-Restaurant Services
Angela Thomas headshot

Angela Thomas

Tanya Wedderburn headshot

Tanya Wedderburn

Partnership Manager-Restaurant Services

How it works


Fill out your application

Professional mentors will guide you every step of the way. And Generation will give you the practical support you need to succeed.


Attend a program

Our cutting-edge programs help you master technical skills through hands-on practice, using the same technology you’ll find in real workplaces.


Get placed in a job

More than 84% of our graduates find rewarding, full-time work within 90 days of completing our programs. You can do the same.