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 fifth annual University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, January 13th, 2018!

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Site List for the Day of Service 2018

Check out what sites we will volunteer at on January 13, 2018!

Living Arts and Sciences Center
Carnegie Center
The Nest
E7 Kids Cafe
Hope Center
Catholic Action Center 
Hope Lodge
Sunflower Kids
Dress for Success
Morning Pointe

Leadership Team


My name is Maya Cleveland and I am the Director of the MLK Wildcats for Service 2017-2018. I am a Senior studying Agriculture Biotechnology on the pre-medical track hoping to one day become a trauma surgeon. One of the main reasons why I got involved in MLK WFS is because I believe the best way to honor Dr. King’s legacy is through helping others. Being able to provide students with community service opportunities will create a campus that is more socially aware and Competent!

Maya Cleveland

Hello all! My name is Deja Bowen and I’m your 2017-18 MLK Wildcats for Service Education and Leadership chair! I’m a senior biology major, with a minor in Spanish on the Pre-PA track. The reason why I decided to become more involved with MLK WFS is because I was intrigued when I participated in the event know as “Race to MLK”. I really enjoyed getting out in the Lexington community and having a chance to give back and become more involved in a new city. This inspired me to learn more about not only the legacy of MLK and how to continue it, but how others can become more involved with it as well. Which led me to being the Education and Leadership chair. I’m more than excited to be in this position and I am looking forward to the new year.

Deja Bowen

I am Breah Johnson. I am a senior, Biochemistry major from Atlanta, Ga. I am going into pharmacy school after I graduate from UK. I am the Leadership, Development, and Education Coordinator for MLKWFS. I joined this organization because I am passionate about social justice and bringing awareness to marginalized populations and volunteering for the greater good. I am inspired by MLK’s legacy and want to continue it through service.

Breah Johnson

I am Joseph Stuart and I am the Community Partnerships Chair for the Martin Luther King Wildcats for Service. I am a Senior Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology student from Lexington KY with a strong interest in becoming an Obstetrician and Gynecologist.

One of my main goals this year is to createlong-lasting relationships with organizations and nonprofits around Lexington to make sure that UK students are involved not only on campus but in our community as well. I believe that one of the best ways to honor Dr. King’s legacy is to create opportunities for students to serve our community and be amazing individuals!

Joseph Stuart

My name is Maria Morales Menendez and I am a senior Biosystems Engineering major.
I am this year’s marketing coordinator and I plan on applying to medical school in the hopes of becoming a doctor in the future.

Maria Morales

Service Events

MLK Day of Service

Coming Soon!

Habitat for Humanity

The Aftermath

Morning Pointe

The Aftermath

Morning Pointe

In Action

Morning Pointe

Sam- Candid!

Comunity Action Council

The Aftermath

Comunity Action Council

In Action

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

September Service Event

God's Net

October Service Event

The Living Arts and Science Center

Birmingham Trip

Dexter King Memorial Church

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

April Service Event

African American Cemetery #2

Memphis Trip

National Civil Rights Museum

September Service Event

E-7 Kids Cafe

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