Geneva 2020 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 2020.
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.
To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:
Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
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.