Geneva 2020


Geneva 2020

When an entire community comes together to support its youth, the results can be truly transformative.

Since 2011, Geneva 2020, a collective impact initiative, has worked to harness the resources of the entire Geneva community—nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals—to support the education of Geneva’s children from the “cradle to career.” We have worked with community members and the Geneva City School District to identify these key areas to support our children:

  • Kindergarten readiness (age 0-5 development)
  • Literacy Success
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design and Math) Success
  • Graduation Rate Improvement
  • College and Career Readiness

There have been great strides since 2011, highlighted by an increase in the graduation rate from 70.7 percent to 84.9 percent, but there is still much to do. Please consider offering your time, talent and treasure to support Geneva’s youth.


Lakefront Playground Celebrates Five Years

Playground Dedication  12-0466_0400On a fall morning in 2012, more than 250 members of the Geneva and Hobart and William Smith communities gathered at the shore of Seneca Lake to assemble what would…
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Donate Supplies for Puerto Rico at Festival of Nations

Puerto_Rico_TablingKiara Gardiner, a Human Services major at Finger Lakes Community College and 2017 graduate of Geneva High School, has been working tirelessly to collect food to send to Puerto Rico…
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Geneva High School Class of 2021 Visits HWS

Ninth_Grade_VisitFor the past six years, students from Geneva City Schools have come to Hobart and William Smith to tour campus, attend informational sessions and explore the Colleges’ academic offerings, extracurricular…
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Vincent ’83 Addresses Boys & Girls Club

As part of a visit to the Boys and Girls Club, President Gregory J. Vincent ’83 helps Executive Director Chris Lavin ’81 (left) hand out HWS water bottles to students in the Summer University program.This month, President Gregory J. Vincent ’83 visited the staff and more than 60 HWS Tutor Corps volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva. As the Geneva Community…
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Celebrate Festival of Nations 2017

Festival of NationsThe Festival of Nations celebration will be held at North Street Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-4 p.m. In a new location due to renovations underway at Geneva…
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Science in Geneva


Collective Impact: Geneva Community Lakefront Playground

Related: Seniors Complete Playground Construction

HWS Summer Academy

HWS Summer Academy

Related: Summer Academy Back in Session


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

Thank you

Geneva 2020 gratefully acknowledges The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund for supporting our work.

Geneva 2020 Community Report


Quick overview of Geneva 2020


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.