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A $150,000 grant from StriveTogether will support programs to improve racial equity in the Geneva community as well as the appointment of a fulltime Geneva 2030 director. Geneva 2030 recently received a $150,000 grant that will fund work around racial equity in the Geneva City School District and the efforts of Geneva 2030’s six Action

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

Based in Geneva, three recent graduates will join an impressive cohort of alums serving AmeriCorps. The alums will dedicate a year to supporting underserved people in Geneva in collaboration with local schools and community-building projects through the one-year federal anti-poverty service program. Shannon Drew ’21, Faith Hicks ’21 and Emma Ibbotson ’21 landed one-year AmeriCorps

HWS Votes partners with StudentVote.org and Congress to Campus for Fall 2021. After a massive get-out-the-vote bipartisan effort during last year’s election, HWS Votes is excited to announce that the 2021-22 year will continue the GOTV love with a new voter registration partnership and the return of Congress to Campus programming. HWS Votes is launching

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.

Associate Professor Emerita of Africana Studies Marilyn Jiménez P’12 will deliver the Baccalaureate address to the Classes of 2021. The Baccalaureate tradition creates space for the graduating classes, their families and members of the HWS community to come together for prayer, gratitude and music during Commencement weekend. The event will take place on Saturday, May

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

“Everything happening nationally is happening locally, and we need these discussions about nonviolent communication and capacity building so we can be stewards of public good. This workshop is an important step toward cultivating understanding across political and ideological differences on how we approach issues of racial justice.”