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 26 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.


“This grant will create a cohort of the students who will lift each other up as well bring an educated workforce and jobs to the region,” said CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton.

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National Conference

The 2018 Mario Peña Award for success in building college and career readiness will be presented at the CFES Brilliant Pathways National Conference, “Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce Today” on Nov. 2-3 in Burlington, Vt.

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UVM Partnership

CFES Brilliant Pathways scholar alumni now at the University of Vermont received strong support from UVM President Tom Sullivan at a recent luncheon.

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