Preservation in Practice

Preservation in Practice is a collaboration between the National Park Service, the ACHP, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the ACHP Foundation to bring a new and dynamic learning opportunity to African American architecture and construction engineering students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) through Preservation in Practice. Established in 2018, the program has expanded to include students from three HBCUs. Preservation in Practice opens doors for African American students into careers that perhaps they might not have considered. It offers interaction with professionals who can serve as mentors and can potentially provide them with a path to rewarding jobs. One of the strengths of the project is that it brings together business, history, and heritage with career opportunities both in federal, state, and local government and beyond. More importantly, it will help bring more diverse practitioners into fields that have been lacking.