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.


Second-Graders Visit HWS

Students concluded the event with lunch at the Vandervort Room in Scandling Center. Volunteer and recent graduate of the Colleges, Swellar ZhuoÕ 19, who recently accepted an AmeriCorps VISTA position with Rochester Youth Year, noted Òas a recent alumnae, I enjoyed spending my morning with the 2nd graders.Last week, more than 170 second-graders from North Street Elementary School toured Hobart and William Smith to experience a day in the life of a college student. The immersive campus…
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Geneva Mural to Showcase Diversity and Inclusion

Hackathon 3Since winning the fourth annual HWS Hackathon, the victorious team, “The Innovators” have started to realize their successful idea of partnering with North Street Elementary School to create a mural…
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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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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.