The Path to New Beginnings

Join us for our annual gala being held on June 1, 2022, at The LINE DC! This year, our annual celebration focuses on the path to new beginnings. For our students, that’s the path to economic mobility. For CPE, that’s the path to a new brand and enhanced program.

Hear from students, mentors, alumni, team members, and a special guest speaker on June 1st to learn about their stories and the impact CPE has made in the lives of more than 900 DC students. You also won’t want to miss the unveil of our new name, mission, and vision for the future during this momentous occasion.

The Venue:

The LINE DC is the product of a community effort by local chefs, bartenders, artists, and cultural contributors. Located in the heart of Adams Morgan – where cultures intersect to create one of Washington, DC’s most diverse, non-stop neighborhoods – the LINE delivers a uniquely rich way to experience the nation’s capital. Visit their website to learn more.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Marnel Niles Goins is the Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Communication at Marymount University. Dr. Niles Goins is an educator, communicator, organizer, creator, and leader. She earned a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Small Group and Organizational Communication from Howard University in Washington, DC. Prior to working at Marymount, Dr. Niles Goins was a Professor of Communication at California State University, Fresno.

She was a member of the steering committee that implemented the campus’s First Year Experience program. The program placed first-generation college students in a year-long cohort to foster a sense of belonging and increase their likelihood of graduating college within five years.

Event Committee:

  • Co-Chairs: Dory Clark, Gina Coburn, Meredith Sumner, Mrs. Jennifer Wood
  • Vice Chairs: Emily Field, Brian Naumick