Global Lex

Global Lex is a multilingual, multidisciplinary center where local residents and our foreign-born population obtain information, access programs and services, meet to celebrate cultural events and visit our international art gallery. Global Lex is available to facilitate strategic partnerships in a wide variety of fields in order to meet both our city’s, and our growing international community’s needs.

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.

COVID-19 Kentucky Phases – Spanish

COVID-19 vaccination fact for non-English speakers

COVID-19 information for non-English speakers

Small Business COVID-19 Recovery – 16 languages

CDC Resources in Languages Other than English

Driver's education for limited English speakers (French, Arabic, Swahili)

Eviction prevention

Kentucky has newly available COVID-19 rent and utility relief! Starting Monday, February 15, Kentuckians can apply for assistance, dating back to April 2020. Learn more by selecting your language below. 

Arabic | French Français | EnglishSpanish Español | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Tagalog | Vietnamese

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Are you not yet a citizen? Learn more about KRM’s citizenship preparation courses and immigration legal services

Paycheck Protection Program round two

The Small Business Administration announced that applications have reopened for the Paycheck Protection Program for first time borrowers.

Learn more

Food and Beverage Relief Fund Application

Gov. Beshear is providing $40 million in CARES Act funding to qualifying locally owned restaurants and bars: $10,000 in relief for various expenses, with a maximum award of $20,000 per business entity. 

Arabic | French

Apply now

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Find Funeral Assistance information in your language:

Chinese | EnglishHaitian Creole | Korean | Spanish | Vietnamese

Internships

Global Lex has rolling applications for internships. University students with an interest in international affairs, cross-cultural communication, etc. are encouraged to apply. 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 expected to have increased hours.

To apply, please send a resume to itaylor@lexingtonky.gov with the subject line "INTERNSHIP REQUEST." In the body of the email, please write a brief cover letter.

Civic Artist in Residence

French Français

About Lexington’s international population

  • Based on 2020 FCPS ELL student enrollment, local estimates are that 23% of the total Lexington population are foreign language speakers
  • Approximately 196 languages from all parts of the world are spoken in Lexington
  • The top 10 foreign languages spoken/represented in Lexington are Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, Nepali, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Kinyarwanda, Korean and Portuguese
  • Lexington is following a national trend towards Asian immigration and foreign language growth.

Exports

  • Kentucky’s number one export is a 10+ billion dollar industry, aerospace products
  • Kentucky is number two in the nation in aerospace product exports

Resources

Community Response Coalition
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Maxwell Street Legal Clinic
For multilingual victim assistance see: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition 
Lexington Public Library Multicultural
     Mango Languages
     Village Branch
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 Cooper Campus
     Multicultural office
     Hispanic outreach
Bluegrass Community & Technical College Newtown Campus / Carnegie Operation Read
     English as a Second Language

Presentations

Cross-Cultural Communication Training
For the international community: presentations available on American cultures and laws, financial literacy, Emergency Preparedness and domestic violence prevention.

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

International driver's licensing exam information
For the international community: GlobalLex has developed online learning videos for the international residents of Lexington/Fayette County.

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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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