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Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE)

Helping Hands
Students help the elderly residents of the Madison Lane Apartments as part of the annual Memorial Day of Service.
Afternoons of Service
The MLK Afternoon of Service hopes to honor Dr. King's teachings of citizenship and service, and recognize the role they play in strengthening communities.
Alternative Breaks
Learning at Colgate does not stop when students go on break. Alternative breaks foster teamwork and friendships while helping a community in need. LEARN MORE
Living in a close-knit community, you have the ability to make a significant impact. Join us to explore your role in the community through service, citizenship, and community building.

The Max A. Shacknai COVE

The Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education strives to engage students as learners and citizens in responsible and challenging work.

Students learn the leadership skills needed to affect lasting social change through a variety of collaborative civic projects serving the areas of child and youth mentoring, food and shelter, educational enrichment and community health.

The COVE provides a forum for questioning and reflecting on the root causes of the most challenging social issues.

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Upcoming Programs and Deadlines

Global Medical Brigade to Nicaragua

March 10 - March 18, 2018

Global Medical Brigades (GMB) is an international movement of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems. GMB works in remote, rural, and under resourced communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana who would otherwise have limited to no access to health care.

Colgate students will be traveling to Nicaragua over this coming Spring Break (March 10th-18th) to participate in a medical clinic set up by GMB. Below is the application for attending this trip, as we can only bring a limited number of volunteers. The cost will be $1500, however financial aid is available.

Application is due Monday, October 9th.

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Our Impact

Through the service of 775 students, The COVE contributed more than 31,000 service hours to the community equaling $730,360 in salary savings to the community last year!

COVE teams also tutored 200 local students, mentored 190 local youth, assisted 150 elderly and low income adults, answered more than 800 emergency calls, increased 50 students SAT scores an average of 100 points, impacted roughly 800 pets and enriched 60 students education through additional programming.
 Students participate on an alternative break trip focused on hunger issues in Washington DC

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Contact Us

Office: 109 Lathrop (Campus map)
Phone: 315-228-6880
E-mail: cove@colgate.edu