backside learning center, blc, louisville


When you donate to the BLC, your gift sustains the classes and programs we offer to build community and enrich lives of equine workers at Churchill Downs.

Because of your generosity, we can continue to provide ESL classes for backside workers, afterschoool homework help and academic enrichment to their children, and a community space where equine workers can feel at home.


Volunteers play an essential role at the Backside Learning Center. The programs we host at the BLC would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteer team.

Volunteering at the BLC is a great way to make a difference in the community, meet and learn about new people and help our students learn important skills and feel at home. Check out our seasonal volunteer opportunities!


Apply to become part of the BLC team! Find any available job postings here.

Interested in applying for an internship with us? Submit your cover letter and resume to our Executive Director Sherry Stanley at

Internship Cycles: