The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) began in the 1960s thanks to the efforts of local “global villagers”. These international development volunteers returned to London with a desire to share their cross-cultural experiences with those at home.
In 1968, a “learner centre” was opened as a pilot project. Material on cultural diversity collected by “global villagers” was used to train volunteers prior to their international development experiences. The pilot project proved successful and the following year it opened permanently. The reference materials were now available to the university and London area schools.
Today, the CCLC is a registered charity with close to 100 employees. Our extensive experience is focused on helping newcomers thrive. We address their immediate needs as well as foster long-term community engagement through a wide range of activities.
Visit our Newcomer Services for a list of our programs and services.