Partner Profile: Calvin Robinson

Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Calvin Robinson, Program Officer at the DC Bar Foundation.


Program Officer

Years on the Job

5 months

Where did you grow up?

Between Newport News, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia

What brought you to DC?

Job Opportunities

What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?

Working at a Federal Agency taught me how to work with different kinds of people to meet a goal.

Daily Habit

Blasting music in my apartment after work.

Favorite App


Favorite Movie

Kingdom Come

Favorite Restaurant

Masa Sushi and Hibachi

Favorite Vacation Spot


Guilty Pleasure



Playing tennis, running and sleeping

Your News Source(s)

MSNBC, Reuters and NPR

One thing (other than your phone) you never leave your house without is…


The most rewarding element of your work

Seeing the impact we are having in DC.

Legal aid is important to me because…

I believe it’s a right for all.


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