Geneva 2030


Geneva 2030

When an entire community comes together to support its youth, the results can be truly transformative.

Since 2011, Geneva 2030, 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
  • Spanish + English Bilingual Education: VAMOS Geneva 2030

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.

Vamos Geneva 2030

Dedicated to supporting Spanish + English bilingual education and successes for the bilingual population of Geneva, New York.

Made up of a group of caring and compassionate individuals, Vamos Geneva 2030 is a platform created by the Bilingual Education Action Team, a committee that meets monthly to support the goals of Geneva 2030, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' collective impact initiative dedicated to increasing success rates for students in Geneva, NY.

The 2019 Community Report displayed disparities across cultures and language proficiency, specifically for the Spanish-speaking population of Geneva, when it came to graduation rates and literacy test scores. Our goals include finding ways to better support Hispanic and Limited English Proficiency students in order to ensure engagement, building connections and support throughout their academic career.

The Action Team engages with stakeholders, reviews Geneva City School District data regarding graduation rates, and harnesses collaborative ideas with other Action Teams (attendance, school success, STEAM, literacy, and college/career readiness) to maximize potential to increase graduation rates for bilingual youth.



Celebrating Community Engagement in 2021

Nieves and BrushHobart and William Smith recognize students, faculty and partners in Geneva for their investment in the local community.
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France '11 Reflects on Peace Corps Service

France Shanelle KColton-0125BIn conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps, Shanelle France '11 reflects on her service in Lesotho and her journey to becoming a teacher. Even as a high…
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Pulteney Street Podcast: Geoffrey Herd and the Geneva Music Festival

duThe founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival Geoffrey Herd reflects on musical education, the festival's 10th anniversary and his 300+ year old violin. For 10 years, the Geneva…
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HWS Donation Effort Promotes Sustainability

Students organize clothing in Hirshson Ballroom for donation to local non-profits in Geneva.The Colleges' popular Community Sale has been transformed for 2021 into the HWS Donation Effort. This year, instead of inviting community members to shop donated clothing and supplies, students from…
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Falk '21 to Serve in AmeriCorps' City Year

Falk Edie 2Edie Falk '21 has been accepted into City Year, a nonprofit organization partnered with AmeriCorps, that provides student support to high need urban schools. In August, Edie Falk '21 will…
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Science in Geneva


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HWS Summer Academy

HWS Summer Academy

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To learn more about Geneva 2030, contact:

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


Geneva 2030 Highlights

Click here to view this video in Spanish

Mission Smart Summer

List of things for kids to do

Thank you

Geneva 2030 gratefully acknowledges The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund for previous support, and the City of Geneva, the Town of Geneva, ESL Foundation and the Wyckoff Family Foundation for ongoing financial support. Additionally, we acknowledge and thank the many organizations and individuals for in-kind contributions of time. These generous efforts are what make collective impact possible.

Geneva 2020 Community Report

2018 Geneva 2020 Community Report

2017 Geneva 2020 Community Report


Geneva Education Foundation
Geneva Education Foundation

Ready Rosie

Ready Rosie is helping parents and teachers in Geneva reinforce fun family engagement that is rooted in literacy, math and communication. Parents of children ages 0-6 years can sign up today by emailing!


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