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:
As part of the 2014 Community Read, sponsored by Geneva Reads, Carine McCandless will provide a rare look into the life and legacy of her brother the late Christopher Johnson McCandless, who was the subject of Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild." The book was distributed to high school students as part of the Community Read, the theme of which this year is the outdoors and self-reliance. McCandless wi... More >>
Hobart senior Michael Green '14 will receive the Happiness House Volunteer of the Year Award on Friday, Feb. 7 during the annual Happiness House gala at Belhurst Castle. An offensive lineman, he has been an active Statesman on the turf and in the community. Green organized this year's "Touchdown and Tackles for Happiness House," an annual fundraiser started in 2010 by former Statesman offensive l... More >>
HWS President Mark D. Gearan was quoted in a recent L.A. Times article about President Barack Obama's remarks in his State of the Union address, indicating he would enact change without Congress by using the East Wing's efforts as an example. "I think it was a rather savvy blending of the convening authority, the bully pulpit and the opportunity to gain something concrete," said Gearan, referring... More >>
Due to weather, the "Teaching, Testing, and the Future of Education" forum has been cancelled. A new date has not yet been confirmed. Local K-12 educators, students and HWS faculty will take part in a panel discussion, "Teaching, Testing, and The Future of Education," which will provide diverse perspectives on the dynamic field of education. The event is open to the public and will take place on ... More >>
Soon all students in the Geneva City School District will receive a free, grade-appropriate book that will enable them to participate in the 2014 Community Read, sponsored by Geneva Reads. Last fall, students in Jack Harris' "Sociology of Community" course developed teacher and family guides for the books, which share the themes of the outdoors and self-reliance, to enrich the students' reading e... 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.