Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives

Speaker: 
Maria Furtado
Venue: 
Columbia Grammar and Prep School
Theater, 4 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025
When: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 
6:30pm - 7:45pm

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While the college search is an important rite of passage for many students, it should not be the only focus during the high school years. Using her 25+ years experience in higher education and her work as Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), Maria Furtado will provide parents with both philosophical and practical reminders to help guide their students through the college search. Join Maria as she discusses the media’s portrayal of college admission and the reality, liberal arts and STEM education (with an emphasis on the lifelong value of a liberal arts education), the history and mission of CTCL, the financial aid landscape (merit and need-based aid), return on investment and tips to de-stress.

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. It supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.

 

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Maria Furtado is the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Colleges That Change Lives. She has worked in higher education for over 25 years, including two CTCL schools, Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida. Maria speaks around the country to students, parents and counselors about college rankings and popular misperceptions about college admission, the strength and worth of a liberal arts education, the lifelong value of a college education – the return on investment - and offers tips for students and parents on how to manage the college search.

 

Admissions Events

Venue:
Grace Church School
86 Fourth Avenue
Between 10th and 11th Streets
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
4:30pm - 6:15pm
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Kindergarten Admissions Panel 2020
Venue:
Grace Church
86 Fourth Avenue
Between 10th and 11th Streets
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
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Education Programs

What to Do Before 2
Speaker:
Natalie Alterman
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:15pm
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Paying for college
Speaker:
Kal Chany
Venue:
Birch Wathen Lenox School
210 East 77th Street
Between Second and Third Avenues
New York, NY 10075
When:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
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NYC Middle and High School Admissions
Speaker:
Evie Gurney, Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Fully Booked
Special Education Law
Speaker:
Diana Gersten and Greg Cangiano, Partners, Regina Skyer & Associates
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
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Preschool Admissions Workshops

When:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Monday, February 24, 2020
Time:
9:00am - 10:30am
When:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm