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Max A. Shacknai COVE Mission and Goals

The ultimate mission of the COVE is to train students to consider the root causes of, and issues surrounding community needs, and to develop the skills and strategies that catalyze real and lasting change.
A student volunteer standing on a chair in a local elementary school classroom, directing other volunteers.


The Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education seeks to foster a commitment to social responsibility and community engagement among the Colgate community through mutually beneficial, community-centered partnerships.

Learning Goals:

  • Increase self-awareness and commitment to social responsibility
  • Initiate authentic community relationships
  • Design an action plan to affect social change
  • Create a plan to activate experience in home or campus community