Public Service NEWS

Four Students Join City Year

Inspired by the service experiences they’ve had at Hobart and William Smith, four seniors will continue the path of giving back as the newest members of AmeriCorp’s City Year program following their graduation in May 2015. For the 2015-2016 school year, Dominque Miller ’15 will serve with City Year in Tulsa, Okla.; Devon O’Brien ’15 and Natalie Singer ’15 will serve with City Year in Boston; and ...
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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...
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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...
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Community Joins Solidarity Events

Students, faculty and community members gathered for a non-violent procession, performance and eulogy earlier this month in honor of the life of Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed this summer by Police Office Darren Wilson. After a three month investigation, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson. "We are very interested in ensuring that we recognize people are affected by the grand jury dec...
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Big Day 2014 Leadership Conference

Big Day 2014 will host volunteers from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester chapter for a day of workshops and leadership activities. Coordinated by Aminata Dansoko '15, with the support of a Cohen Fellowship and the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), the Monday, Dec. 15 event will bring together approximately 120 high school "bigs" from across Ontario County, nine high school l...
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