CFES, a nonprofit committed to helping students become college- and career-ready, has helped 100,000 underserved youth attend college over the last 29 years.

In today’s virtual world, our work is flourishing as we have been able to leverage technology to continue our focus on the future of our children.

We support educators, who are critical to our mission. Across the globe, our program gives educators the bandwidth and resources to help students become college- and career-ready.

Our CFES school partners gain access to:

+ PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

We host virtual events where school teams engage online with other K-12 educators, as well as college and career professionals. As a school partner, you’ll gain access to:

+ SUPPORT FROM SKILLED AND KNOWLEDGABLE PROFESSIONALS

Each site is appointed a Program Director who makes in-person and virtual school visits throughout the year.

Program Directors also deliver virtual programming to students. These programs center on our Core Practices, which include e-mentor trainings, Essential Skills™ workshops, and other pathways to college and career supports.

+ ONGOING VIRTUAL SUPPORT FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Your Program Director and CFES Brilliant Pathways support staff deliver ongoing assistance through regular communication, evaluation, resource development, and promotion of school highlights on our website and social media platforms.

+ DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Partnerships and networking opportunities with 200 colleges/universities and 230 businesses and corporations
  • Digital curricular resources that build college- and career-readiness for your students
  • Access to our career exploration website

+ OTHER PROGRAM ELEMENTS

  • Alumni Network & National Advisory Board
  • CFES Brilliant Pathways promotional materials
  • Opportunity to become a nationally recognized School of Distinction


I’m ready to enroll!

Contact us to learn more about partnering with CFES Brilliant Pathways. We’ll answer questions and share how our programming can match the specific needs of your school.

Our programs are individualized for each CFES school — we’ll take the time to get to know the school culture and current college- and career-readiness goals.

What about funding?

Participating in-person schools contribute an annual $15,000 partnership fee to CFES Brilliant Pathways, and virtual partnership schools contribute $5,200 annually.

Because it actually costs CFES $30,000 per year to partner with a school, we cover the rest of the program’s overall costs by securing contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses.

Official partner schools tap into a variety of funding sources for their contributions, including district funds, local grants, community organizations and foundations, area businesses, fundraisers, and private donors.