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CFES Grad Continues to Support Students Across North Country as Director of Admissions at Paul Smith’s College

When Hannah Ackerman gives campus tours to prospective Paul Smith’s students, she often sees young people that remind her of when she first visited the college in 2008. Hailing from tiny Milford, NY, near Cooperstown, she knows firsthand the...
5-Aug-2022 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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CFES Brilliant Pathways Offers Awards to Schools in Response to Record Drop in College Enrollment

New Beginnings program offers comprehensive college and career readiness program as part of CFES’ commitment to help another 100,000 underserved students become college and career ready by 2027, doubling its total since launching in 1991.
1-Jun-2022 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CFES Training to Help Businesses Build Future Workforce

CFES Brilliant Pathways, a global nonprofit that has helped over 100,000 students become college and career ready, is training business and corporate volunteers to build the workforce of tomorrow.
4-Apr-2022 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engaging Parents of First Generation Students: A Case Study

Students from underserved communities with post-secondary aspirations often face a barrier that’s close to home—their parents, who can be skeptical of the high cost of college, its alien culture and its tendency to uproot their children,...
14-Feb-2022 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Ray of Light in a Dark Time for America’s Schools, Students & Families

Learning loss, social emotional challenges and pandemic chaos have made the last two years the most disruptive in the history of American education. On a recent, raw January day, CFES Brilliant Pathways provided 1,280 sets of parents the tools to...
25-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Program Trains Parents To Help Fill College & Career Advising Gaps Caused by Pandemic

For high school students with college aspirations, especially those from underserved communities like those across the Adirondacks, the spread of the Omicron variant couldn’t be worse news. After two years of remote and hybrid classes, and now the...
10-Jan-2022 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Netflix Leaders to Deliver Opening Keynote at 30th Annual CFES Brilliant Pathways Global Conference

Few companies can speak to the importance of adopting change models to stay ahead of the curve better than Netflix. Two of its top executives will share strategies for how to apply this mindset to the field of education at the 30th CFES Brilliant...
13-Sep-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Book Charts Rural America's Pathways to College and Career

More than thirty years ago, college admissions expert Rick Dalton founded the nonprofit CFES Brilliant Pathways to train underserved students to become college- and career-ready. Little did he know at the time that a pandemic would blow open an...
13-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Helios Foundation President Says Equal Access to High Quality Education Will Close Achievement Gap

Providing all students with a high quality education, regardless of their circumstances, will help close the achievement gap and benefit all of society, said Paul Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation, at the CFES Brilliant Pathways...
29-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT

Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores Offers Lessons of Leadership to College and Career Advisors

During a time when effective leadership is needed more than ever, Miami Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores showed exactly what that looks like during a 30-minute webinar hosted by CFES Brilliant Pathways.
24-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT

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