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:

  • graduation rate
  • career and college readiness
  • literacy


Second Graders to visit HWS

More than 170 students from local elementary schools will visit campus on Monday, May 4 as part of Geneva 2020's efforts to build a stronger community and better prepare students for academic success. The day's events will begin with a welcome by President Mark D. Gearan and will include sessions on leadership, cultures and languages and the environment among others. The program was inspired in p...  More >>

Collective Impact at the President's Forum

In her President's Forum talk, "Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education," Chancellor of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher engaged with Hobart and William Smith and the Geneva community about the struggles in education facing the country and the strides the government, institutions of learning, and local communities can take toward pooling resources and data to me...  More >>

President's Forum to Host Zimpher

Chancellor of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher, who leads the country's largest comprehensive system of higher education with 463,000 students, will be welcomed to Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest of the President's Forum Series on Thursday, April 9. Zimpher's talk, "Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education," will be featured alongside a specia...  More >>

GHS Ninth-Graders Visit

Geneva High School students visited Hobart and William Smith Colleges on March 27 as part of a Geneva 2020 program that provides an informative look at college life. The ninth graders spent the morning participating in sessions concerning the admissions process, financial aid and more. This was the fourth time students from this graduating class have visited campus. The goal of Geneva 2020 is to ...  More >>

Save the Date: Saturday, April 11

Hobart and William Smith students will be out in full force on Saturday, April 11, giving back to the Geneva community during three different events: Book Fest, Festival of Nations and Day of Service. Event organizers, many from the HWS community, urge members of the greater Geneva community to save the date. "Community agencies aligned calendars over the fall so that a common spring date could b...  More >>

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HWS Summer Academy

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To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:

Amy Jackson Sellers
Geneva 2020 Program Coordinator
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3825


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.