Martin Luther King, Jr. Wildcats for Service

About Us

With the change of our program name from MLK Day of Service to MLK Wildcats for service, we want to bring to the Lexington and UK community a sense of year-long service. We will have monthly serve events open to UK students to help them grow as active citizens in our community. All this service will be commemorated at our Annual Day of Service Event that coincides with the National MLK Day of Service. With new changes being brought to the program, we can not wait to leave a legacy on UK's campus, just as Dr. King did for the world...especially with your help.

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Countdown to the Annual Day of Service

Our biggest event to commemorate Dr. King's Service legacy!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Wildcats for Service is hosting the fourth annual University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, January 14th, 2017!

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Site List for the Day of Service 2016

Check out what sites we volunteered at on January 16, 2016!

Arbor Youth Services
Lighthouse Ministries 
Habitat for Humanity
Hope Lodge
Lexington Living Science and Arts Center
Lexington Rescue Mission
East 7th Street Center 
God’s Pantry
Carnegie Center
Catholic Action Center
Hope Center

Leadership Team


My name is Aisha Nwandu, I am from Nigeria, West Africa and I am the Director for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Wildcats for Service. I am a Senior majoring in Public Health and also getting my certificate in Social Enterprise/Certified Nonprofit Profession.

MLK’s legacy to me means education, passion and determination. MLK showed us that if you are driven by your passion & determination for a certain goal, it always paves a part for success. With the MLK WFS, I am given a chance to connect students with various communities that sometimes they have heard of or have never heard of and it gives them a chance to learn and ultimately I believe it helps to pave a way for them to set their goals and choose what role they want to play in society.

Aisha Nwandu

My name is Chelsea Carter and I am the Marketing Chair for the Martin Luther King Wildcats for Service. I am senior double majoring in Marketing and Integrated Strategic Communications from Dayton, OH.

One of my main goals is to leave an impact on the University of Kentucky campus and to exhibit Dr. King’s legacy. Dr. King’s service legacy had many different aspects, but one of his main goals was to make sure that all people had an equal opportunity to reach their goals. By doing service at different locations in the Lexington community, I feel that MLK WFS tries to reach everyone and make sure they are able to continue to work toward their goals.

Chelsea Carter

My name is Areanna Orr and I am the Marketing Coordinator for the Martin Luther King Wildcats for Service. I am a sophomore majoring in Communications and I’m from Paducah, KY.
My main goal is to exposes freshman and other UK students to the many service opportunities and to get them involved in the community and on campus

Areanna Orr

Service Events: 2015-2016

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

Memphis Trip

National Civil Rights Museum

September Service Event

E-7 Kids Cafe

April Service Event

African American Cemetery #2

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