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GENEVA 2020

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

GENEVA 2020 NEWS

HWS Partners with Geneva Literacy Event

Geneva Reads will host its seventh annual Book Fest event on Saturday, April 11 at the Geneva Community Center. With the theme of "Read, Sing, Play...Together Every Day!" the event will bring together Geneva's children and community members, including HWS students, faculty and staff. The event will be free and open to the public. Each year, HWS groups and clubs partner with local sponsors to brin...  More >>

HWS Generates $244M Economic Impact

A recently released economic analysis by an independent research firm concluded that Hobart and William Smith Colleges' impact on the economy surpassed $244 million in 2013. The study's conclusions arrive at the same time the Colleges are making the fourth consecutive payment to the City of Geneva as part of a 10 year, $1.7 million commitment that was established to assist in balancing the city's...  More >>

McGowan Grant to Benefit Geneva 2020

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 >>

Geneva 2020 Successes Continue

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 >>

HWS Receives Highest U.S. Honor for Service

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 >>

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Contact

To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:
Katie Flowers
Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3825
Geneva2020@hws.edu


Contribute

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.