Global Lex

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Global Lex, a part of the Mayor's office, is the city's multilingual, multidisciplinary, international center. Global Lex serves our foreign-born population and local residents to obtain information and access programs and services. We also meet to celebrate cultural events and invite you to visit our international art gallery. Global Lex is available to facilitate strategic partnerships in various fields to meet our city's and our growing international community's needs. Volunteers and interns are welcome!

Housing and eviction prevention

Are you facing issues with housing or eviction notices?

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Violence prevention assistance

One Lexington

Assistance with addressing violent crime. 

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition

If you are a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault, contact one of the agencies listed below.

Learn more about Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition

For any further information, contact Global Lex staff. 

Driver's resources

Driver's education videos and materials for limited English speakers in available Arabic, French, and Swahili. More languages to come.

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Lexington’s international population

Lexington is home to a diverse internaltional population. 

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Presentations and training

Cross-Cultural Communication Training for local and immigrant participants
For the international community: presentations available on American cultures and laws, financial literacy, emergency preparedness and domestic violence prevention and more.

International Community Information
For the local community: presentations to learn more about the international population in Lexington, including subgroups, languages, and demographic information.

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Global Lex has rolling applications for internships. University students with an interest in international community service, world affairs, cross-cultural communication, etc. are encouraged to apply by sending a resume and requesting an interview. Interns are expected to continue the program for one academic year. Fall to spring or spring to fall. Interns intending to work only one semester or for the summer are accepted with increased hours.

To apply, send a resume to and with the subject line "INTERNSHIP REQUEST." In the body of the email, write a brief cover letter.


Community Response Coalition
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Maxwell Street Legal Clinic
For multilingual victim assistance see: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition 
Lexington Public Library
     Mango Languages – Learn English and other languages online. 
Lexington Human Rights Commission
Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association (interpreter training)
Lexington Human Trafficking Task Force
RadioLex (see the language selection window option on the upper right)

International and multicultural university higher and adult education links:
University of Kentucky International Center
     International Admissions
     International Student & Scholar Services
     Education Abroad & Exchanges
     Office of China Initiatives
     UK Center for English as a Second Language

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Newtown Campus / Carnegie Operation Read
     English as a Second Language

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Refugee and Career Pathway and Global Learning Center

The multicultural affairs coordinator is charged with assessing the service needs of Lexington’s limited English proficient individuals. The office provides the government with Title VI assistance, cross-cultural communication training and outreach to our international communities. It is also available to provide this assistance to the community at large on request.


Isabel Gereda Taylor
Multicultural Affairs & Title VI Coordinator
(859) 258-3824

Trina Brown
Administrative Specialist
(859) 246-4340

Gaston T. Ngandu Sankayi
African Specialist
(859) 246-4335

Rania Belmadani
Language Access Specialist
(859) 246-4338

Aldo Gomez
Latin American Specialist
(859) 246-4341




To support the city and its residents, individually and collectively, to thrive in today’s global environment through the deliberate encouragement of civic engagement, mutual and cultural understanding, economic and artistic diversity.

Business owners

The Business & Workforce Development Committee of LFUCG’s International Commission supports the growth & interests of immigrant business owners by connecting them and providing timely information of programs, benefits, trainings and more.


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Title VI

It is the policy of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) to uphold and ensure full compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related non-discrimination authorities.

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