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COVE Year in Review 2013-14

Students Create Lasting Positive Impact in the Local Community

The Max Shacknai COVE advises 40 student-led, community-based volunteer teams. These teams cover a wide range of issues and help students build an abundance of skills. READ MORE
Students interested in public health traveled to Common River in Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia, to assist with a community health clinic.

From the Office of Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE)

As I look back on this year, I am struck again by what we are able to accomplish when we join hands with the community to work toward a better ideal. When you think about it, college students are the perfect people to engage in community work. They are armed with knowledge, gathered in the classroom, of social issues and possible solutions. They have the energy and idealism of youth to strive for a better, more just society. And they have the advantage of physical youth and strength. The capacity of this age group is limitless. We aim to tap into that capacity to immerse ourselves in the troubles we see all around us every day and do something to begin to turn it around. It is at this time of year that we have the opportunity to take stock of the results of a collective commitment by campus and community to work together for a brighter tomorrow. The impact is extraordinary.

I am excited to be able to share with you the stories of the partnerships we continued to build on this year, the careers we helped to inspire, and the next generation of leaders we helped to shape. I hope you are inspired as I am by what they have already accomplished and the promise of what is to come from these students in the future.

With warm regards,
Krista Saleet, Director
Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education

Launch of the Common Good Network

While many of our students are interested in outreach and volunteerism on campus, they also go on to do great work with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other socially beneficial enterprises as alumni.

The recently launched Common Good Network is a way for Colgate alumni and students who are working for the common good to connect with one another. READ MORE

Max Shacknai COVE and Upstate Institute Join Together to Increase Service-Learning

In support of Colgate’s strategic plan, the Max Shacknai COVE and the Upstate Institute announced the availability of a new course development grant program. READ MORE

Alternative Break Trips Deepen Student Learning

The COVE continues to offer opportunities to deepen student understanding of complex social issues by providing opportunities for immersive experiences in environments very different from those available in the local community. READ MORE

COVE Contributes Through Signature Programs

The students at the Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE) are constantly endeavoring to improve the campus and local communities. READ MORE

COVE Encourages Social Innovation

In Fiscal Year ’14, COVE expanded on its mission to cultivate a community of students who will be leaders in social responsibility and community engagement by expanding the new Social Innovation Initiative, designed to support students in the pursuit of innovative, transformative, and sustainable solutions to social problems. READ MORE

COVE Recognizes Outstanding Contributions

The Max Shacknai COVE exists through the efforts of individuals. During the course of Fiscal Year ’14, we have had a number of opportunities to recognize the work of others. READ MORE