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Say Yes and the Talent Dividend

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On April 7, at the prestigious annual conference of CEOs for Cities (http://www.ceosforcities.org/) in Los Angeles, Say Yes Buffalo led a presentation about its work. CEOs for Cities is an organization that is sponsoring a national competition with a $1 million prize (The Talent Dividend Prize) to be awarded to the participating city that registers the greatest increase in the number of post-secondary degrees granted (per one thousand population) over a four-year period. Those presenting in Los Angeles on behalf of Say Yes were --- in the photo on the top --from left, The Honorable Byron Brown, Mayor of Buffalo; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, which launched the city's Say Yes initiative; David Rust, the Executive Director of Say Yes Buffalo, and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, the President of Say Yes to Education Inc.

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The cohorts of students in this chapter have completed the program. This chapter is now considered an alumni program.