Backside Learning Center

Your donation will support the equine workers and families at Churchill Downs through adult education programs, after-school and summer youth programs and social services.

The Backside lies across from the grandstands of Churchill Downs. It is made up of 47 barns, 1,400 horses, and up to 1,000 people. About 600 workers live above the stables in tack rooms or in dormitories. Backside Learning Center’s goal is to build community and enrich the lives of these workers and their families by providing the educational opportunities and resources they need to empower themselves and their children.