Bilal Learning Center is a multi-million dollar educational complex located in Los Angeles, California. Called one of the crown jewels of LA, the building is owned and operated by Masjid Bilal Islamic Center, the oldest Muslim Commnunity in the city.
The Bilal Learning Center, which was completed in 2007, has become a bright beacon of light for it's area of Los Angeles. The school, which was officially dedicated in memory of late Muslim American leader Imam W. Deen Mohammed in 2009, has become highly successful and a leading model for Muslim communities throughout Southern California.
The sixteen-classroom school facility was built with the help of Saudi Arabia businessmen and women, grants from the Islamic Development Bank of Saudi Arabia, Sheik Hajj Muhammad Dakhil and Family, Sister Dalal Muhtadi and Bilal Islamic Center members. It has become home for the Center for Advanced Learning(CAL). CAL is a Los Angeles Unified School District public charter school that educates more than 300 students from the surrounding community grades Kindergarten through 5th.
Since it's inception, CAL has surged to #3 in the city of Los Angeles for academic test scores. The school's student body is a rare and beautiful mix of Latino, African-American and Muslim children. Through generous donations, the school features an impressive computer lab that gives inner city kids a rare opportunity to work with computers and the internet. City officials have given the school extremely high praise for their achievements.
Masjid Bilal, which owns the property, is currently in the process of rebuilding it's Masjid, which was destroyed by earthquakes. Imam Abdul Karim Hasan, who is the Executive Director of Blial Learning Center and Masjid Bilal Islamic Center, is a long time member of the Muslim American Community. His efforts have been widlly recognized by city and state officials.