Our Mission

We help students make opportunities happen.

Every student deserves a chance to forge their own route to a bright future – no matter where they’re from, or what resources are available to them. For 28 years, we’ve worked side-by-side with schools, colleges and businesses to help students find their own brilliant pathways by becoming college and career ready.


CFES Brilliant Pathways’ 2020 conference will be virtual for the first time in our 29-year history. We invite all who provide college and career readiness support to underrepresented populations to join us online October 27-29 for College & Career Readiness in a New World.

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With so much uncertainty about the future, it can be hard for students and families to think about college and career readiness. That’s why we’re focusing on easy and low-stress ways to explore different pathways and build Essential Skills that last a lifetime.

Sign up to receive our newsletter with resources and activities that can be used by educators using distance learning, or shared with students and their families.

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Q&A Blog

Students have questions about the college admissions process, and our Manny Tejeda has the answers. Check out our new blog – So Manny Questions – for resources, tips, and personalized advice on admissions, financial aid, and to submit your own questions!

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