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:
After spending the semester mentoring young people from the Geneva area, HWS students who are "Bigs" volunteering in the HWS Big Brothers, Big Sisters program invited their "Littles" to campus for a Thanksgiving celebration. "We wanted the chance to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with the kids before we leave for break," says Hannah Sorgi '14, who is the civic leader of the program. "It's also... More >>
With the holiday season upon us, the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL) has launched its annual holiday gift drive to provide much needed items to families who may be struggling financially in the Geneva area. This year, the gift drive is targeting the area's preschool population through Head Start and ABCD (Agri-Business Child Development). The program has been successf... More >>
Children from the Geneva community recently took part in a Hanukkah activity with members of HWS Hillel at the Geneva Public Library. The event was the first of what will be monthly cultural enrichment programs hosted by the library as part of its five-year strategic goal to present more cultural programs for youth throughout the year. Led by Lorinda Weinstock, the director of the Abbe Center for... More >>
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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.