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.


Festival of Nations 2018

Festival of NationsThe annual Festival of Nations returns with activities celebrating the diverse cultures of the Geneva community. Offering area students and families a chance to engage with school clubs, community organizations…
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Geneva 2020 Partners with National Writing Project

Geneva 2020 LiteracyIn partnership with Geneva 2020, the city’s school district and several regional charitable foundations, Hobart and William Smith hosted 17 local educators for an intensive professional development summit in July…
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Classes of 2022: Making A Difference

DoS 00During their first weekend at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the newly arrived Classes of 2022 spread throughout the Finger Lakes Region for the 19th annual Orientation Day of Service.…
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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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Science in Geneva


Collective Impact: Geneva Community Lakefront Playground

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HWS Summer Academy

HWS Summer Academy

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To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:

Amy Jackson Sellers
Geneva 2020 Program Manager
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

2017 Geneva 2020 Community Report


Geneva Education Foundation

Quick overview of Geneva 2020


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.