Friday, May 10
Beginning at 5:00 pm
College for Every Student (CFES) works with low income students to help them succeed in high school and gives them access to and the tools to fulfill their goals in college.
In January of 2012, CFES relocated their administrative head office to Essex, NY. They began operating out of a small section of the Essex Inn, however, since then they have expanded their offices extensively.
CFES acquired the post office building on Main Street and began a total overhaul. The newly renovated structure houses staff offices on the second floor and ground-floor commercial space. [It also contains the new] CFES Center, where CFES staff will conduct trainings and workshops for educators and students. (Denpubs)
CFES Dedication and Reception
College For Every Student will reveal its new building at 2303 Main Street in Essex, NY, on Friday, May 10th, during a dedication ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm.
Several esteemed guests will be there to speak about the importance of the CFES mission and how this new building will affect the local community.
Congressman Bill Owens, Senator Betty Little, Former New York Governor George Pataki, and Assemblyman Dan Stec will speak about the national impact of CFES and what the new building means to the local economy. (Denpubs)
Former CFES Scholars will also be attending to speak about the adversity and struggles they’ve overcome to succeed in their educations with the help of CFES.
A ceremonial ribbon will end the dedication. CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton will be joined by CFES board members and the attending politicians to symbolically open the new building.
During the reception that follows, former CFES Scholars of some fame will entertain the audience with special performances.
Attendees will also be treated to a tap-dancing performance by former CFES Scholar Josh Johnson, who has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and the Ellen DeGeneres and Katie Couric shows. Former American Idol contestant Janelle Bechdol will entertain guests during the 6:00 p.m. reception. (Denpubs)