Resources tagged "African-American"


Samuels Family Latino and African American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP)

Deadline: January 31, 2016

LA-HIP is a summer research training and college preparatory program for Latino and African-American rising senior high school students from public schools in Los Angeles County. The overall goal is to provide students that have a genuine interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with the opportunity to learn hands-on laboratory-based research and to promote their careers to become future scientists or physician scientists. Interns conduct their own research projects and also receive professional college and financial aid counseling to help them with the college application process.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled junior at a public high school
  • Resident of Los Angeles County
  • Genuine interest in STEM as evidenced by courses taken and extracurricular activities
  • Academically outstanding student
  • Committed to your education and rigorous learning

APPLY: The online application will be available beginning in October 2015. An unofficial transcript and recommendation from your science teacher or academic counselor is also required.

African American Fire Fighter’s Museum

Admission: Free

Bus Scholarships: Not Available

Call (213)-744-1730Downtown Los Angeles (map)

The African American Fire Fighter’s Museum is the only freestanding museum dedicated to African American firefighters in the United States. This small museum is located on Central Avenue in historic Fire Station #30, one of two segregated stations in the city from 1924-1955. AAFM features historical fire-fighting artifacts and memorabilia including an antique truck, pictures, and stories of individuals who faced segregation and discrimination in the Fire Service.


AAFM also offers school programming through the Junior Firefighter Youth Foundation, including career day speakers, live fire department demonstrations, and presentations on fire safety education, disaster preparedness and the history of African Americans in the Fire Service. To inquire about programs, call the number listed above or email