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Flowers Discusses All-America City Designation

To discuss the recent designation of Geneva as an 2015All-America City, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie Flowers joined City Manager Matt Horn and Geneva Director of Neighborhood Initiatives Sage Gering for the WXXI radio program "Connections with Evan Dawson." Dawson, a resident of Rochester, N.Y., framed the program as an inquiry into the success of Ge...
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Expanded Summer Academy Marks 11th Year

The two-week HWS Summer Academy enters its 11th year of providing Geneva High School (GHS) students the opportunity to experience college-level content at the Colleges as well as establish valuable connections for college preparation. Founded by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer and funded in part by The Wyckoff Family Foundation and the Office of the President, the Summer Academy has grown fr...
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Seven 2015 Grads Join City Year

Inspired by the service experiences they've had at Hobart and William Smith, seven seniors will continue the path of giving back as the newest members of AmeriCorps' City Year program following their graduation in May 2015. In August, seven graduates of the Classes of 2015 will begin their commitments with City Year, a program of AmeriCorps that strives to improve classroom environments and enco...
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Summer of Service Marks 5th Year

The Summer of Service is one of the Colleges' most exciting yearly offerings to students committed to continuing the concept of service-learning into summer months. This June, five William Smith students begin their placements throughout Geneva as part of this civic engagement effort. Now in its fifth year, the program provides a 10-week commitment with one particular organization in the communit...
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Barn Sale Aids Geneva 2020

HWS's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) raised a record amount of $8,736 at this year's Community Barn Sale, topping last year's success by almost $500. Over the 10-year life span of the sale, the HWS Community has managed to raise a total of $56,000 in support of local charities and education initiatives. This year's proceeds will support the Geneva 2020 initiative, a ...
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