Calvary Bilingual MultiCultural Learning Center

 Calvary Bilingual Multi Cultural Learning Center

Building Offerings

The Learning Center’s state-of-the-art facility has emerged as a neighborhood beacon for a multitude of activities and community services.

Community Meeting Rooms provide gathering places for community members and organizations.

Commercial Kitchenincludes sophisticated commercial equipment for food service preparation to accompany meetings, educational and social functions.

Dance and Rehearsal Studio features sprung wood floor suitable for movement disciplines from ballet to the martial arts.

Archives Resource Center provides all kinds of information, archives, data and help that members and organizations may seek.

Family Support Center offers a myriad of counseling, economic, housing, physical and mental health support to neighborhood families.

Photography Lab includes a fully equipped dark room for development, enlargement, and hands-on photography disciplines providing individualized instruction for up to six students.

Rooftop Playground provides a safe and secure recreational area for all children.


At present, CBMLC resides in its own 73,000 square foot building, donated in 1995 by Bell Atlantic, and provides comprehensive family support services to more than 400 children, youth, and families. In addition, the building houses 4 tenants: the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative, the Stand for Children and the Washington Child Development Council and Verizon. The building offers an array of spaces available for use by the community, including a conference center, an auditorium, a conference center and a dance studio. 


CBMLC works in collaboration with a number of organizations, including: the Washington Child Development Council; Columbia Heights/Shaw Collaborative; Council of Latino Agencies; Healthy Families DC Collaborative; Washington Council of Agencies DC Agenda; National Association for the Education of Young Children; Early Childhood Leadership Institute at UDC; National Association for Bilingual Education; Zero to Three; and the National Council of La Raza.


  • Licensed childcare facility
  • Accredited site of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Certified site of HFA (Healthy Families America)
Certified training site for Child Development Associate (CDA) through the office of Early Childhood Development


Building Tenants

• Carlos Rosario Career Center

• Columbia Heights/Shaw Collaborative

• Stand for Children

• Washington Child Development Council