Colleges That Change Lives Hits the Road in August


“Our oldest went to a CTCL and our whole family now sees the wisdom of this approach.” – parent

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – As high school seniors finalize their choices for the next year, juniors (any many sophomores) are diving into their college searches. Colleges That Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the ideal of a student-centered college search, will be doing events in six cities to help students and parents understand the college search and find some great small liberal arts colleges and universities.

Programs will be held in three cities in Texas – Houston (Saturday, August 12, 10 am), Austin (Saturday, August 12, 7 pm), and Dallas (Sunday, August 13, 3 pm). The tour then moves to the Southwest with programs in Albuquerque (Monday, August 14, 7 pm) and Phoenix (Tuesday, August 15, 7 pm). The tour ends in Denver (Wednesday, August 16, 7 pm). All programs include an opening presentation by Maria Furtado, Executive Director of CTCL. Ms. Furtado speaks to students, parents, and counselors across the country about the college search. Her enlightening presentation will debunk some myths about the college search, highlight the value of a liberal arts education and its lifelong return on investment, encourage students as they engage in the search, and give families some tips on de-stressing a potentially stressful time.

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) began as a loose collaboration among the 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s classic book, Colleges That Change Lives. For over 20 years, our programs have given thousands of students and parents guidance in their college search. In 1996, the colleges and universities formed a non-profit organization to keep Loren’s message alive – the…

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