One of the core goals of the ISLA is to provide institutional and technical support for student-centered research and public history efforts, particularly with community-based educational and cultural institutions such as public schools, museums, and  cultural/historical organizations. We hope to enhance students’ and community members’ awareness and appreciation of our region’s rich and diverse history.

Are you a member of a Los Angeles based community organization and interested in collaborating with us? The following are just some of the programs ISLA can offer to our Community Partners:

  • Grants available to support Los Angeles cultural historical or artistic performances or public lectures.
  • Community training workshops on public history topics; oral history techniques, research resources, managing student researchers.
  • Sponsorships available for historical and cultural events throughout the Los Angeles region.
  • Community partner organization internships; enabling student researchers to collaborate with a local organization

Please contact us to discuss how the ISLA can assist with your community organization:

Our Community Partners Include:

Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society
Highland Park Heritage Trust
Historical Society of Southern California
Lummis Day Community Foundation
The Autry Museum of the American West (and the Southwest Museum)
Arroyo Arts Collective
Avenue 50 Studio
Heritage Square Museum
Los Angeles Conservancy
Atwater Village Historical Society
The Gamble House/USC
KCET Encounters
Faculty of Franklin High School (Highland Park)
Museum Science Magnet School (via the Autry’s existing program)
Getty Center and Institute
Huntington Library
LA as a Subject (coordinating group)

Contact Institute for the Study of Los Angeles
Occidental College