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

-African proverb

Amachi is Mentoring Children of Promise

Fathers & Families Celebrated at Annual Father’s Day Event

  The Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative and our entire Family of Ministries, along with many community volunteers and agencies presented the Annual Father’s Day Family Celebration on Saturday, June 17.   The day kicked off with a prayer breakfast hosted by First African Baptist Church.  A motivational message was brought by Dr. C.B. Akins, Sr. of […]

Progress at Woodhill Community Center

The landscape continues to change at 422 Codell Drive!  Construction is now underway on the gymnasium, which will sit directly behind the main building housing the Valvoline Educational Center. For safety reasons, our activities with children will not begin at the Center until all construction has been completed. Renovation of the main building is nearly complete and will […]

Celebration at Annual Awards Dinner 2016

  LLF honored its partners, volunteers and participants once again at our Annual Awards Dinner on October 20th. As we recognized several exemplary individuals, we also introduced our new branding tool, “The Wheel of Change.” Integrated into the wheel’s design were several stories of how LLF works: Engaging Leaders of Faith and Good Will— We […]

$15,000 Grant Awarded by Chick-fil-A!

  Chick-fil-A customers nationwide helped select Lexington Leadership Foundation as one recipient of the 2017 True Inspiration Award. A new mobile app allowed customers to vote for their favorite organization and nearly 76,000 nationwide did so. Those votes, combined with a strong application, resulted in LLF receiving $15,000 towards our work with children and youth in […]

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 […]