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


GHS Ninth-Graders Visit

Geneva High School students visited Hobart and William Smith Colleges on March 27 as part of a Geneva 2020 program that provides an informative look at college life. The ninth graders spent the morning participating in sessions concerning the admissions process, financial aid and more. This was the fourth time students from this graduating class have visited campus. The goal of Geneva 2020 is to ...  More >>

Save the Date: Saturday, April 11

Hobart and William Smith students will be out in full force on Saturday, April 11, giving back to the Geneva community during three different events: Book Fest, Festival of Nations and Day of Service. Event organizers, many from the HWS community, urge members of the greater Geneva community to save the date. "Community agencies aligned calendars over the fall so that a common spring date could b...  More >>

HWS Partners with Geneva Literacy Event

Geneva Reads will host its seventh annual Book Fest event on Saturday, April 11 at the Geneva Community Center. With the theme of "Read, Sing, Play...Together Every Day!" the event will bring together Geneva's children and community members, including HWS students, faculty and staff. The event will be free and open to the public. Each year, HWS groups and clubs partner with local sponsors to brin...  More >>

HWS Generates $244M Economic Impact

A recently released economic analysis by an independent research firm concluded that Hobart and William Smith Colleges' impact on the economy surpassed $244 million in 2013. The study's conclusions arrive at the same time the Colleges are making the fourth consecutive payment to the City of Geneva as part of a 10 year, $1.7 million commitment that was established to assist in balancing the city's...  More >>

McGowan Grant to Benefit Geneva 2020

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a Chicago-based philanthropic family foundation, has awarded Hobart and William Smith Colleges a $37,500 grant to support the Geneva 2020 initiative, an ongoing, collaborative effort focused on three key areas for students in the Geneva City School District: increasing graduation rates, promoting literacy and improving college readiness. The grant, which wi...  More >>

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Collective Impact: Geneva Community Lakefront Playground

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HWS Summer Academy

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To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:
Katie Flowers
Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
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.