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

Helping Hands
Helping Hands
Students help the elderly residents of the Madison Lane Apartments as part of the annual Memorial Day of Service.
Afternoons 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
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: Alternative Breaks
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.

How to Get Involved

Upcoming Programs and Deadlines

Non-Profit Career Immersion Trip, NYC

November 18, 2018 - November 20, 2018
Apply Now- Applications due Thursday, November 1 at 4 p.m.

The Max Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE), Center for Career Services and the Common Good Professional Network will host a two-day, non-profit immersion trip to New York City to give students an introduction to the non-profit sector. Through site visits, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, participants will:
• Learn about career options within the field
• See different offices and organizational cultures from the inside-out
• Network with alumni

Alternative Winter Break Trips

January 13, 2019 - January 19, 2019
Apply now- Applications due Wednesday, October 24 at 4 p.m.

Do something MORE with your breaks! Join the COVE on trips to Texas and Washington D.C. this winter break to help with disaster relief projects, work with the homeless, and assist underserved communities.

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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 in Washington DC

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Office: 109 Lathrop (Campus map)
Phone: 315-228-6880