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Creating New Futures

By: Karen Bouvier | September, 2018

Speaking from the CFES Brilliant Pathways center in Essex, NY, Rick Dalton, founder, CEO, and president of this innovative non- profit organization, described his vision. “Where a child starts shouldn’t dictate where they finish. There are an increasing number of children living in low-income households, especially in rural communities [According to recent U.S. Census data, read more


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September 2018

An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In this issue of Strictly Business we introduce you to some of the organizations and people in our village who are working to raise and educate North Country children. CFES Brilliant Pathways, a non-profit created to level...



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