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  • First-Year Orientation - Outreach
    Hamilton As a contrast to the needs of our small rural community we also spend one of the three days working at agencies in Utica 50 miles north of Hamilton While it is a small city Utica has suffered greatly from economic depression and the urban blight that has affected many cities across the United States We are certain that participants will find the work challenging and the experience rewarding When is Outreach First year orientation begins on Sunday August 23rd Students participating in Outreach should plan to arrive on Wednesday August 19th The Outreach program will begin that afternoon and conclude on Saturday night August 22nd This allows all participants in Outreach to also participate fully in regular arrival day and orientation activities What Does Outreach Cost A fee of 125 covers all transportation social activities meals and snacks beginning with registration welcome activities and dinner on Wednesday through dinner on Friday Participants will also receive an Outreach T shirt and water bottle Financial assistance is available for those who need it How to Enroll The program is limited to 60 students and participation is granted on a first come first served basis so apply early to secure a spot DOWNLOAD FORM Download and print the registration form then mail it and the program fee to Colleen Nassimos COVE Colgate University 13 Oak Dr Hamilton NY 13346 Community Sites and Tasks Our volunteer work takes us to sites in both Hamilton and Utica N Y The map below gives a general idea of the locations in our community where you can help out View Outreach Locations in a larger map Frequently Asked Questions Where will I be staying during Outreach Do I get to move into my long term room early Yes you will move into your year long housing although we ask that you not completely set up your room before your roommate arrives I am flying in How do I get to Colgate Please follow this link for information on travel arrangements Do my parents need to come back for arrival day It is not necessary but it is entirely up to you and your family You should discuss how comfortable you will feel being on your own on arrival day There will be a large number of students who have arrived early athletes Wilderness Adventure participants etc whose parents will not be here on arrival day Some parents don t want to miss this day but you as first years will be able to take care of the details of check in on your own My parents are working can I come earlier than Wednesday In some circumstances special arrangements can be made with some advance notice However housekeeping is pushed to the max to get your rooms ready so arriving on Wednesday would be best On Wednesday we will have student staff to help you move your belongings into your rooms and professional staff to help you with any problems or concerns Arriving any earlier

    Original URL path: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/volunteerism/max-a-shacknai-cove/programs/outreach (2016-02-01)
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  • COVE Dormitory Salvage and Donation Collection
    GIFT RAIDERS SPORTS OFFICES SERVICES Home Campus Life Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE Programs Salvage COVE Salvage At the end of each academic year COVE volunteers tour residence halls and apartments on campus to salvage unwanted and donated materials for local charitable organizations Menu Menu Volunteers collect sort and organize items for local non profits to shop at no cost for items needed to cover their core functions and services We are seeking help to move sort and organize donations Future job opportunities will be publicized at the end of March All ability levels are welcome Results Last year items included food clothing furniture bedding kitchen utensils books and toiletries The 47 student staff and faculty volunteers combined to spend more than 470 hours collecting and sorting the items in Starr Hockey Rink for pickup by 30 non profit organizations located throughout Central New York The estimated value of all salvaged items put into the hands of people who need them amounted to 30 000 The organizations we work with for this program report that the individuals they serve receive much needed supplies to furnish transitional housing provide warm clothing and bedding and educational materials and stock the food pantry shelves for our neighbors Get Involved To get involved in this project contact the COVE at cove colgate edu for more information Near the end of the academic year keep an eye out for how you can sign up as a volunteer All students faculty and staff are welcome to participate Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE How to Get Involved News and Events Programs Community Based Teams First Year Orientation Outreach Alternative Breaks Salvage Service Learning Collaboration Afternoons of Service Summer Fellowship

    Original URL path: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/volunteerism/max-a-shacknai-cove/programs/salvage (2016-02-01)
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  • COVE Friday - Community Coffee - Collaboration
    Parents Families Current Students Faculty Staff Community Alumni Directory Search APPLY DIRECTORY MAKE A GIFT RAIDERS SPORTS OFFICES SERVICES Home Campus Life Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE Programs Collaboration Max A Shacknai COVE Collaboration with the Common Good Professional Network Providing opportunities to promote alumni engagement cultivate new professional opportunities for alumni and support undergraduate career development in the common good sector Menu Menu Boston Non Profit Immersion Trip November 22 24 2015 Deadline to apply is Thursday October 22 at 5 00 pm 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 Boston MA November 22 24 2015 The trip will provide an overview of the non profit sector Through site visits alumni career stories and networking opportunities participants will learn about career options within the field see different offices and organizational cultures from the inside out and network with alumni The trip will include a reception with a keynote address from alumnus Jim Peyser Secretary of Education for the State of Massachusetts The cost of the trip is 40 which includes transportation hotel and meals Financial assistance is available if needed Applications can be submitted in paper form to 109G Lathrop in the COVE or electronically to ksaleet colgate edu Please contact Krista Saleet director of the COVE with any questions Download Application Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE How to Get Involved News and Events Programs Community Based Teams First Year Orientation Outreach Alternative Breaks Salvage Service Learning Collaboration Afternoons of Service Summer Fellowship Leadership Development Interfaith Service Grant Writing Course Social Innovation High School Seminars About Staff Policies

    Original URL path: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/volunteerism/max-a-shacknai-cove/programs/collaboration (2016-02-01)
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  • COVE - Afternoons of Service
    the 1950s and 60s Martin Luther King Jr recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals The afternoon of service builds on that legacy Martin Luther King Jr Afternoon of Community Service REGISTER Afternoon of service 2016 Friday January 22nd 12 15 or 1 15 5 00pm Register by 12pm on January 20th We think Martin Luther King Jr Day should be a day on not a day off Our goal is to bring people of various ages and backgrounds together to move our local community and nation closer to the beloved community that King envisioned Each January we join the national commemoration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr s legacy by hosting an MLK Afternoon of Service Our students and staff have served at various community sites in Hamilton Madison Clinton and Utica For those who have time constraints and are unable to serve off campus we also host on campus service opportunities We ve had as many as 135 total volunteers participating in 15 projects combining for 431 total service hours Menu Menu Remembering 9 11 Afternoon of Community Service The COVE and our volunteers are joining the national network of more than one million Americans who serve their local communities in remembrance of the tragic events of September 11 2001 Each year we encourage and support people campus wide as they volunteer in the community as a means of paying tribute to the victims and heroes of 9 11 Through our service we remember the remarkable way that our nation rose up in unity and service following the tragedy of the attacks Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE How to Get Involved News and

    Original URL path: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/volunteerism/max-a-shacknai-cove/programs/afternoons-of-service (2016-02-01)
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  • COVE Summer Fellowship - Levine-Weinberg
    Summer Fellowship Are you a high achiever with an interest in a career in community or public work The Levine Weinberg fellowship can help you explore that interest this summer Menu Menu About the Internship The Levine Weinberg Endowed Summer Fellowship was established in 2007 by Thomas M Levine 71 P 01 in honor of Elizabeth Levine Brown 01 and Adam Weinberg former Dean of the College for their vision and collaboration in establishing the COVE in 2001 The Levine Weinberg Endowed Summer Fellowship provides highly qualified students interested in pursuing a career in community and or public work with summer internship funding Fellows will receive funding to pursue an internship direct volunteer service for the summer One or more Levine Weinberg Fellows will be selected based on academic and extra curricular specifically service achievement Applying We encourage high achieving students who meet the following criteria to apply for the fellowship Will be a rising sophomore junior or senior during the summer of the internship Have had significant service leadership involvement and a demonstrated interest in and passion for pursuing a career in community public work At the time of application you can still be applying for internship s or have already obtained an internship Application requirements Complete the fellowship application Submit a copy of your résumé Copy of college transcript s unofficial transcripts are acceptable In the case of group projects transcripts must be included for all students in the group More Information For more information or if you have any further questions please e mail Krista Saleet director of the COVE or call at 315 228 6879 Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE How to Get Involved News and Events Programs

    Original URL path: http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/volunteerism/max-a-shacknai-cove/programs/summer-fellowship (2016-02-01)
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  • COVE - Leadership Development Curriculum
    International Students Class of 2019 Profile Financial Aid Admission Publications Request More Information For Counselors Contact Us Athletics Offices and Services Portal Sign In Prospective Students Parents Families Current Students Faculty Staff Community Alumni Directory Search APPLY DIRECTORY MAKE A GIFT RAIDERS SPORTS OFFICES SERVICES Home Campus Life Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE Programs Leadership Development COVE Leadership Development Curriculum We believe there is much to be said for effective leadership It breeds success and is the surest way to accomplish the reforms or achieve the ideals you feel passionate about Menu Menu About the Curriculum Our staff and interns have designed a number of sessions that bring our student leaders together about once a month These sessions help to educate and guide these leaders on a number of topics These optional sessions are designed to make leaders more knowledgeable about how to maintain an effective and passionate group through tough situations as well as when things are going well We vary our topics each month and cover a number of important issues Some examples of past sessions include how to encourage your team to reflect on and learn from their experiences how to retain team membership and and risk management For more information feel free to contact the COVE staff Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Max A Shacknai COVE How to Get Involved News and Events Programs Community Based Teams First Year Orientation Outreach Alternative Breaks Salvage Service Learning Collaboration Afternoons of Service Summer Fellowship Leadership Development Interfaith Service Grant Writing Course Social Innovation High School Seminars About Staff Policies and Procedures Religious Life Diversity and Inclusion Fraternities and Sororities ALANA Cultural Center LGBTQ Life Career Services RELATED LINKS Intellectual Engagement INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT Collaborative research

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  • COVE Interfaith Service Initiative
    of this trip is to bring together students of diverse belief systems to bond over service and to foster these students commitment to interfaith literacy Stay tuned for additional details or contact the COVE at cove colgate edu for more information Past Programming Initially work centered on domestic poverty and educational opportunity but as the initiative has gained momentum it has expanded to conduct programs such as the following A volunteer trip to the Johnson Park Community Center a place that promotes positive change in the heart of Cornhill the poorest neighborhood in the City of Utica New York Disaster relief efforts following flooding in central New York following hurricanes Irene and Leigh A Martin Luther King Jr Day lunch conversation on interfaith service A movie screening of Flow with an ensuing discussion of the importance of clean water across many belief systems A 10 hour fast culminating in a conversation about hunger And a meeting with interfaith activists Georg and Wilma Iggers Student Experiences Matthew Knowles 15 The experience of volunteering in Johnson Park Community Center in Utica N Y opened my eyes to the poverty and suffering of people not only in the city of Utica but in the entirety of upstate New York as well As an interfaith community we discussed the implications of this poverty and what our faiths or lack thereof I am an agnostic oblige us to do about it As a result I plan to do research next summer on what political policy changes would be most effective to alleviate this poverty and promote education throughout the state It is for these reasons that the interfaith community at Colgate University has had an undeniably positive influence on not only my experience here but the entire community Christopher Donnelly 15 When hurricanes Irene and

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  • COVE Grant-Writing Course for Non-Profits
    hands on series of workshops designed to help you understand the often mysterious process of grant writing Menu Menu Goals and Structure Successful nonprofits have one thing in common talented people with the skills to secure funding In this course you will learn how to search for and identify potential funding sources plan a program and develop a budget and prepare a customized proposal with a local community based organization The course is a 12 week non credit bearing class Benefits Earn a certificate in grant writing skills great for potential employers Network with other Colgate students community based organizations and professionals who work in the nonprofit field Share in the expertise of members of the Colgate and Hamilton communities Gain valuable skills and help a community organization at the same time Time Commitment This is a 12 week class meeting weekly for an hour and fifteen minutes through most of the spring semester January through April with a break for the mid term recess Who Should Apply Applications are open to all class years Applying Deadline to apply is January 3 2016 Colgate Staff Community Member Application Colgate Student Application Applications can be sent to Krista Saleet at the COVE ksaleet colgate edu Student Experiences I learned a lot about the entire grant process I now have a development internship this summer so I will hopefully use what I Iearned in this class immediately I learned how a nonprofit operates in an incredibly useful sense and also the art and science of formulating an idea having a plan and articulating that idea with all the intricacies of a grant proposal Previously I knew very little about grants Now with this new knowledge I am actually writing grants for my local community center and library Campus Life Housing Options Campus

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