When a community comes together to support a single cause, the results can be truly transformative.
Geneva 2020 is an important effort to advance the Geneva schools and build a stronger community. By harnessing the resources of the entire Geneva community – non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals – we can provide assistance in three key areas identified by the Geneva City School District as being critical to the future of Geneva’s children:
The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a Chicago-based philanthropic family foundation, has awarded Hobart and William Smith Colleges a $37,500 grant to support the Geneva 2020 initiative, an ongoing, collaborative effort focused on three key areas for students in the Geneva City School District: increasing graduation rates, promoting literacy and improving college readiness. The grant, which wi... More >>
Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Geneva 2020 partners and supporters working together to increase graduation rates, improve literacy and boost college readiness for students in Geneva City Schools, the local initiative has continued its significant progress this fall across a number of fronts. Among the recent successes are the continued engagement of Hobart and William Smith community members in... More >>
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized nationally as one of only four institutions named for the President's Award for Education Community Service in a recent Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities considered for the prestigious recognition. In addition for the fifth consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith have been named to the President's Higher Education Communit... More >>
HWS President Mark D. Gearan was invited by The White House to join other national leaders in higher education in Washington, D.C., for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a summit on Dec. 4 focusing on the continued efforts to expand college access for underserved and low-income students. For HWS and the Geneva City School District, efforts to increase college opportunities for st... More >>
The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL) and The Syracuse University Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service (Shaw Center) will present an interactive workshop on Community Based Literacy Tutoring Initiatives on Friday, Nov. 21. The workshop is a collaboration of the two institutions and New York Campus Compact, a regional roundtable that seeks to share ideas... More >>
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To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:
Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
To make a donation to Geneva 2020, please complete the donation form. All checks should be made out to the GCSD with "Geneva 2020" in the memo.
Fill out the Commitment Form to indicate an area of interest within the Geneva 2020 model. That interest could match one or more of the projects outlined on the Geneva 2020 Priorities list, or it could indicate a general range of expertise that could be of use to the Geneva City School District.