Geneva 2030 has been guided by the model of collective impact successfully used in Cincinnati, Ohio. By working in collaboration, individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations have tackled the student achievement crisis in Cincinnati and moved the dial on a number of indicators of student success including high school graduation rates, and reading and math scores. Cincinnati's success in system-wide improvement across dozens of metrics is an example of a collective impact, described by the White House Council for Community Solutions as “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.”

We believe the collective impact model employed in Cincinnati can be an effective organizational tool for us in Geneva. To that end, a number of leaders from every sector of Geneva have gathered together to pledge their efforts in support of Geneva’s children through Geneva 2030.

Geneva 2030…past and future (PDF)

Governance Structure (PPT)

Advisory Board

  • Jose Acevedo, Finger Lakes Health
  • Greg Baker, GCSD
  • David Belding, First Baptist Church
  • Kathrin Berg, Finger Lakes Medical Associates
  • Jerry Buckley, HWS
  • Pat Collins, HWS
  • Juan Colon, Geneva Hispanic Church of God
  • Martha Colon, Geneva Hispanic Church of God
  • Toscinia Elliot-Monclova, HeadStart/GCSD Parent
  • Katie Flowers, HWS/Geneva Education Foundation
  • Jane Gerling, Success for Geneva’s Children
  • Jim Gerling, Success for Geneva’s Children
  • Sage Gerling, City of Geneva
  • Rev. Donald Golden, Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church
  • Renee Grant, GCSD Board of Education
  • Mary Krause, Ontario County Supervisor
  • Joyce P. Jacobsen, HWS President
  • Dave Lass, Seneca Foods
  • Chris Lavin, Geneva Community Center/Geneva Boys and Girls Club
  • Mark Lukas, Finger Lakes Times, Publisher
  • Bernie Lynch, Geneva Education Foundation and Lynch’s Furniture
  • Lucille Mallard, NAACP
  • Val Mallard, Geneva Housing Authority
  • Kelly Mittiga, Lyons National Bank
  • Alejandra Molina, HWS
  • Trina Newton, GCSD Superintendent
  • Leigh Pitifer, FLCC
  • Susan Pliner, HWS
  • Alexandria Palermo, Club 86
  • Vicma Ramos, WFL BOCES District Superintendent
  • Karissa Schutt, GCSD HeadStart
  • Chris Smart, Cornell University/Cornell AgriTech
  • Karen Springmeier, Finger Lakes Works
  • Heather Swanson, GCSD
  • Lara Turbide, Finger Lakes Health
  • Carol Urbaitis, FLCC
  • Mark Venuti, Town of Geneva
  • Cathy Williams, HWS

Additional Information

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011: “Collective Impact”

Stanford Social innovation Review, 2012: “Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work”

The Strive Partnership in Cincinnati unites common providers around shared issues, goals, measurements and results, and then actively supports and strengthens strategies that work.

NAACP, 2012: “Finding Our Way Back to First: Reclaiming World Leadership by Educating All America’s Children”


To learn more about Geneva 2030, contact:

Geneva 2030 Program Manager
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3825

Mission Smart Summer

List of things for kids to do

Thank you

Geneva 2030 gratefully acknowledges The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the City of Geneva, and the Town of Geneva financially supporting our work, and the many organizations and individuals for in-kind donations and gifts of time which make collect impact possible.

Geneva 2020 Community Report

2018 Geneva 2020 Community Report

2017 Geneva 2020 Community Report


Geneva Education Foundation
Geneva Education Foundation

Quick overview of Geneva 2020


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.