The Georgia Apartment Association Foundation (GAAF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes career opportunities within the apartment industry. GAAF was formed in 2004 by industry leaders that recognized the need for career promotion as well as an education platform that prepared individuals to enter the apartment industry. During that time, very little progress had been made on the national level to develop a formalized recruitment strategy or customized curriculum for managing multifamily communities. The apartment management profession was viewed as a job that one “fell into by chance.” Today our industry is recognized as a “career of choice” across the nation, primarily a result of over 14 years of hard work and dedication by Georgia’s most visionary leaders forging partnerships with Georgia’s educators. GAAF Mission Educate – to create a platform for employers, students, educators, and other stakeholders to share opportunities and resources, while also promoting our mission to Georgia Apartment Association/Atlanta Apartment Association members. Enhance – to enrich the current initiatives within our five pillars (K-12, Career Academies, Technical Colleges, Universities and Workforce Organizations), providing meaningful opportunities for students and employers to connect. Evolve – to continue to adapt to the workforce needs of our members and market trends.