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


Festival of Nations Moves to Fall

Moving from its traditional spring date, the ninth annual Festival of Nations now corresponds with the beginning of the school year, offering a diverse start to the fall semester as it welcomes back veteran participants and new community partners. Held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geneva High and Middle Schools, the celebration of international cultures will incorporate a back-to-sch...  More >>

First-years ‘Keeping it Local' in Geneva

From community service projects that spanned all 11 neighborhoods in the City of Geneva, to a tour of downtown and a LOVE Geneva Lunch hosted on campus, first-year and transfer students were welcomed and immersed into both the HWS and Geneva communities throughout Orientation 2015. Students experienced the meaning behind the message, "love Geneva, and it will love you back," as they volunteered w...  More >>

Flowers Discusses All-America City Designation

To discuss the recent designation of Geneva as an 2015All-America City, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie Flowers joined City Manager Matt Horn and Geneva Director of Neighborhood Initiatives Sage Gering for the WXXI radio program "Connections with Evan Dawson." Dawson, a resident of Rochester, N.Y., framed the program as an inquiry into the success of Ge...  More >>

Expanded Summer Academy Marks 11th Year

The two-week HWS Summer Academy enters its 11th year of providing Geneva High School (GHS) students the opportunity to experience college-level content at the Colleges as well as establish valuable connections for college preparation. Founded by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer and funded in part by The Wyckoff Family Foundation and the Office of the President, the Summer Academy has grown fr...  More >>

FLI Science Fair: Young Scientists Present

From across the Finger Lakes, middle school and high school students and their teachers gathered in Scandling Campus Center for the fifth annual Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Science Fair, to present original research on environmental issues in the region. Hailing from the Geneseo, Honeoye Falls-Lima, and Romulus school districts, students presented on topics including animal habitat preferences, ...  More >>

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To learn more about Geneva 2020, contact:

Amy Jackson Sellers
Geneva 2020 Program Coordinator
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.