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


Festival of Nations 2015

Celebrating international cultures in tandem with a back-to-school theme, local students, families, community partners and members of the Hobart and William Smith community recently joined together for the ninth annual Festival of Nations. A successful gathering that filled the halls of the Geneva High and Middle Schools, the event provided the opportunity for area students and families to engage...  More >>

Geneva's Ninth Graders Visit HWS

As part of Geneva 2020, 180 ninth-grade students from Geneva High School visited Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 13. This is the fifth year the Colleges have hosted Geneva's ninth graders on campus, and the second time the Geneva High School Class of 2019 have visited HWS. The visit was designed to help students gain a fuller understanding of college life and included a series ...  More >>

First-years ‘Keeping it Local' in Geneva

From community service projects that spanned all 11 neighborhoods in the City of Geneva, to a tour of downtown and a LOVE Geneva Lunch hosted on campus, first-year and transfer students were welcomed and immersed into both the HWS and Geneva communities throughout Orientation 2015. Students experienced the meaning behind the message, "love Geneva, and it will love you back," as they volunteered w...  More >>

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...  More >>

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...  More >>

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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


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.