Our History

Our History

Brief History of LACBPE

The civil unrest and assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 inspired a group of seven Black engineers to provide positive role models to the youth of the Black community in Los Angeles, California. On May 26, 1970, the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers was incorporated in the State of California as a non-profit organization.

Statement of Objectives

The principal objectives of the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (LACBPE) shall be to endeavor to enhance advancement in accordance with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and employment opportunities of minority individuals. These aims shall be pursued through personal contacts with students at all levels, curriculum advice in predominately minority educational institutions, consultations with colleges and universities, direct contact with potential employers, coordination with professional societies and through all other legal and ethical means deemed necessary by the Council.