CFES Summer Gala to Support Some of America’s Most Underserved Communities, Schools & Youth
CFES Brilliant Pathways has helped 100,000 underserved students nationwide become college and career ready over the last 28 years. Today, that success faces a headwind in rural America, where children are being left further and further behind.
As the only national non-profit of its kind located in a rural community, CFES is uniquely positioned to address the adversity that rural communities face: disappearing jobs, declining population, surges in opioid addiction and other risk behaviors and waning aspirations. Especially troubling is the fact that rural youth are attending and graduating from college at lower rates than their urban peers.
To address these critical issues, CFES is hosting a summer gala on Saturday, July 13 with 100 percent of the proceeds to support rural schools and underserved students in high-need communities. Our goal is to raise $450,000 (that will be matched by individual gifts) to support 15 schools for two years in rural New York, Vermont and other select areas of the United States by strategically targeting dollars to change life trajectories and foster economic and civic vitality.