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Backside Learning Center

Listing Last Update: September 6, 2019


704 Central Ave
Louisville, KY 40208

Primary Contact

Lauren DeGeorge

(502) 634-6543

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

At the BLC, we support equine workers and their families in the pursuit of their personal and professional dreams. We do this by providing educational opportunities, assistance in navigating and accessing local resources, and by creating community. In a caring and respectful setting, our clients develop their skills and knowledge with classes, tutoring, and direct assistance tailored to their needs.

We are committed to building awareness of the backside population and the vital role they play in an industry so central to Kentucky's culture and economy.

Hours of operation: 11:30 am - 8 pm

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Maria & Angel Donis

The Family Education Program was created roughly a year ago after backside workers expressed a need for educational and social services to their families. Except for a few holiday vacations, this program has met diligently every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm since last fall. One family sticks out in particular in regards to their perfect attendance. Maria Herrera, a groom for trainer William Bradley, and her son Angel Donis, a 4th grade student at Auburndale Elementary, are true testaments to the original goal of the program. Maria has a quiet demeanor but she is always full of laughter and joy when walking through the doors of Victory Memorial Baptist Church, the off-grounds location of the Family Education Program. Sprinting past his mother without fail, Angel eagerly enters each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, demanding to know whether or not he is the first child to arrive.

During the school year, Angel consistently brought his homework and worked with a tutor to understand and finish everything in preparation for his next day at school. His work ethic has obviously been influenced by his mother's example. Even though it is summer and school is not in session, Maria and Angel still attend the Family Education Program so that Maria can continue her English studies and Angel can participate in the fun summer activities planned by the Backside Learning Center which include art, dance, music, theater, and more. The Backside Learning Center would like to congratulate and thank this family for being so dedicated and taking advantage of an important resource.

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