Who knows but what God has brought us through this child.

-African proverb

Amachi is Mentoring Children of Promise


LLF Annual Banquet Points to Transitions Ahead

– City for the Nations to Launch as Separate Non-Profit Organization Urban Impact Seeks to Raise Up Future Leaders at Woodhill Community Center LLF’s signature event is our Annual Banquet, during which we recognize the volunteers and partners in our work who seek to transform Lexington day by day. This often occurs behind the scenes, […]

LLF’s David Cozart Receives National Recognition for Work with Fathers (Watch Video)

  David Cozart, Director of LLF’s Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative, was named one of the TODAY show’s phenomenal dads in honor of Father’s Day this past June. In addition to being the father of three himself, David was recognized for his work with men to help them become responsible fathers. Watch the video segment here […]

Progress at Woodhill Community Center (Watch Video)

  What was once a vacant lot behind an empty brick building on Codell Drive now has a gymnasium rising on site!   Included in the property at 422 Codell Drive will be a 10,000 sq.’ gym facility. Locker rooms, weight room and snack bar will be located inside the community center, connected by a […]

Chick-fil-A Hosts Award Ceremony for Grant Winners

  The Chick-fil-A Foundation hosted Lexington Leadership Foundation representatives along other 2017 True Inspiration Award winners in Atlanta during late May. Lexington was one of 22 grant winners awarded from the Southern Region. Eric Geary, CEO, and Michael Overstreet represented Lexington for the black-tie event. Michael was a participant in LLF’s Urban Impact program during his teen years.  He is now […]

Amachi Featured on WLEX-18 News “Making A Difference”

  Maggie Middleton, Amachi Coordinator, along with one of our mentors, Dave Bush and his mentee, Ja’Mareus Jackson-Lear were recently featured on the Making A Difference segment of WLEX-18 News.  Watch the story here (2 min): http://www.lex18.com/story/33105989/making-a-difference-non-profit-helps-children-with-incarcerated-loved-ones Dave has been matched as a mentor with Ja’Mareus since age 9.  “The biggest difference that I’ve seen in […]

LLF Awarded Two Year Grant from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

  The Kenan Charitable Trust has selected Lexington Leadership Foundation as a partner for the next two years, affirming and strengthening our work with at-risk youth and families. The Trust awarded LLF $430,000 in support of three of our programs—Urban Impact, a program designed to raise up the next generation of leaders among urban youth; […]

Damon Mazza Named Director of Development

  LLF is pleased to welcome our first Director of Development, Damon Mazza. Damon is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and comes to us with development experience from the YMCA of Central Kentucky and Asbury University. He has additional experience in client services, financial services marketing and real estate. Damon will help to […]

New Seasons, New Growth for FCFI

  Seasons change in nature and in life.  The changing seasons are marked by things that leave, things that stay, and things that are dormant. All of this ultimately leads to things GROWING. Early English New World poet, Anne Bradstreet wrote, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes […]

Urban Impact Hosts (Mini) Dance Blue Marathon

  Cassidy Hyde, a senior at the University of Kentucky, has been one of our dedicated Amachi mentors for almost two years. She learned about Amachi through one of her sorority sisters and found an opportunity to mentor a young girl in the same ways she had been mentored growing up – by her church family, […]

LLF Honors Partners and Volunteers at Annual Awards Dinner

  “It’s kind of like a puzzle…” one of our staff members proposed as we were brainstorming about the theme for this year’s banquet. “LLF connects our churches and other partners to our families in need. We’re equipped by the business community and other funders, and assisted by volunteers from all over Lexington.” The puzzle […]