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The HWS Update

A three-year, $150,000 gift from former Genevan Dr. Philip Breitfeld will support Geneva 2030’s efforts to foster success for local students. Over the next three years, Dr. Philip Breitfeld’s gift will enable Geneva 2030 to expand and deepen its work to improve education opportunity for students in the Geneva City School District. The grant also

Hobart and William Smith recognize students, faculty and partners in Geneva for their investment in the local community.

The founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival Geoffrey Herd reflects on musical education, the festival’s 10th anniversary and his 300+ year old violin. For 10 years, the Geneva Music Festival has presented acclaimed international artists in venues throughout the Finger Lakes and brought culturally diverse programming and educational concerts to local school districts.

The Colleges’ popular Community Sale has been transformed for 2021 into the HWS Donation Effort. This year, instead of inviting community members to shop donated clothing and supplies, students from Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis’ “Sustainability, Consumption and Commodities” seminar created a plan to redistribute items directly to community partners. Additionally, 16 student volunteers will

Edie Falk ’21 has been accepted into City Year, a nonprofit organization partnered with AmeriCorps, that provides student support to high need urban schools. In August, Edie Falk ’21 will begin work as a mentor and teacher’s assistant for AmeriCorps’ City Year at a school in Buffalo, N.Y. In the position, she will provide classroom

A team made up of HWS faculty and staff took home first place honors in the annual adult spelling bee that raises funds for the nonprofit organization Literacy Volunteers Ontario-Yates. Galeate. Kaddish. With the correct spelling of those two words — the first means helmet shaped or hooded, the second is a 13th century Aramaic

Through the Junior Board Member program, Hobart and William Smith students develop leadership skills alongside community members by serving on local non-profit advisory boards. Community engagement and community leadership play an integral role in the Hobart and William Smith curriculum. Since 2019, the Junior Board Member program has embedded students among the leadership boards of

A new educational resource offers connection and support for the Spanish-speaking community in and around Geneva. With Vamos Geneva 2030, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and partners from Geneva and the greater Rochester area have created a hub “for Spanish speakers to learn, share ideas with each other, and express themselves in Spanish, especially when

For over 30 years, HWS students have been paired with local elementary students for extra reading help as part of the Tutor Corps @ America Reads program, sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL). While social distancing guidelines meant there could be no in-person meetings this fall, tutors were still fully