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


Davidson-Catalano ’14 Interns with Schools

Jenna Davidson-Catalano '14 recently completed an internship with Geneva City Schools social worker Susan McGowan which focused on self-esteem and media awareness. Davidson-Catalano created and facilitated self-esteem workshops with a group of seventh-grade girls at Geneva Middle School in order to discuss the ways in which the media influences the self-esteem of women. The self esteem program la...  More >>

Budmen '15 Newman Civic Fellow

Peter Budmen '15 has been named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, which honors student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. On campus and in the Geneva community, Budmen has dedicated his time to volunteering with the Geneva Head Start program and working with local children. A public policy major and biology minor, he is one of just 197 students in 36 states and Washington D.C. to be named a fellow. He is working toward his teaching cer...  More >>

First Cohort of Geneva Students Returned

Ninth-graders from Geneva High School returned to Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Friday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of a Geneva 2020 program that provides an informative look at college life. "We're excited to host the ninth graders again, as they were the inaugural cohort of sixth graders that participated in 2012," says Katie Flowers, director of the Center for Community Eng...  More >>

Wild Inedibles with Newell

Professor of Biology Beth Newell will present "Wild Inedibles," a discussion about poisonous plants, on Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the South Parlor of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva (24 Park Place). Her talk is part of the 2014 Community Read, sponsored by Geneva Reads, the theme of which this year is the outdoors and self-reliance. One of the featured books in this year's program was J...  More >>

MacPhail, Lunderman’16 Discuss Wild

HWS Health Professions and Fellowships Adviser Scott MacPhail will present a discussion, "Life and Death in the Last Frontier," with sophomore Elizabeth Lunderman on March 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Geneva High School Library Media Center. Their discussion is part of the 2014 Community Read, sponsored by Geneva Reads, the theme of which is the outdoors and self-reliance. MacPhail uses Jon Kra...  More >>

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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


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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.