About Us

The Learning Centers at Fairplex Vision Statement

To be recognized as a premier resource and proven model in Southern California that serves unmet educational needs and improves communities through our hands-on, innovative environments.


The Learning Centers at Fairplex Mission Statement

Through the distinctive resources of Fairplex, The Learning Centers provides a wide spectrum of innovative and enriching educational experiences that bring learning to life, benefit our diverse communities, and prepare our participants for success.

Who We Are - More Than Just A Fair

For more than 90 years, the Los Angeles County Fair Association has demonstrated its commitment to the community.  Beginning with the first fair in 1922, the Association has a historic reputation of building stronger communities throughout Southern California using fun, educational and collaborative efforts.

By serving unmet educational needs,

The Learning Centers at Fairplex (TLC) is the Association’s most meaningful example of its impact on the community today.

Through the distinctive resources of Fairplex, TLC provides a wide spectrum of innovative and enriching educational experiences that bring learning to life, benefit our diverse communities, and prepare our participants for success


The World's Largest Classroom

By complementing businesses and activities on the 487-acre campus (home to the L.A. County Fair and 300 year-round events), TLC programs utilize many Fairplex assets including the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, the hospitality company Cornucopia Foods, the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts, the Child Development Center, a fully operational farm and a building dedicated to educational programming. 

Where else in Southern California can students access such unique resources and experience such a wide variety of educational programming in just one location?   More than 150,000 community members benefit from TLC programs each year – a substantial number of individual lives touched by a single organization!

 


 

Child Development Center at Fairplex (CDC)
Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
Fairtime Education
Junior Fair Board Leadership Program(JFB)

Millard Sheets Art Center


Board of Directors


     

Chuck Cable
Retired President & CEO
Hillcrest
Chair, The Learning Centers at Fairplex

Rich Crean
Senior Financial Advisor
California Financial Partners

Bob Dukes
Judge
Los Angeles County Superior Court

Bill Fox
President
The William Fox Group, Inc.

Jim Henwood
President & CEO
Fairplex

Tom Hsieh
President
Splinter Rock, Inc.


Sue Hyland
Owner & Chairman of the Board
The Claremont Club
Chair, Fairtime Education 

Don Kendrick
Owner
Don Kendrick Real Estate
Chair, Career & Technical Education Center

Phil Gutierrez
Judge
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Vice Chair, The Learning Centers at Fairplex

Arthur Ludwick
Retired Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Rain Bird Corporation

Stephen C. Morgan
President
University of the West
Chair, Fundraising Committee 

Thomas Nuss
Retired Judge
Los Angeles County Superior Court

Mike Seder
Vice President Finance & CFO
Fairplex

John Solomon
Owner & President
Liquorama Fine Wines & Spirits
Chair, Junior Fair Board