Welcome to Center for Transforming Lives (CTL), our first Reader’s Choice nonprofit of the month feature. Beginning as the first YWCA in Texas in 1907 as a boarding house for poor women, the organization expanded services over the years, and in 2015, changed its name from YWCA Fort Worth and Tarrant County to Center for Transforming Lives, directly describing the organization’s mission. Their mission: lifting women with children from poverty to possibility.
CLT provides safe homes, early childhood education, and financial and career coaching for women and children in Tarrant County. Through these programs, they serve 3,500 annually, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
This month, I hope you will follow along with us as we hear from their Chief Executive Officer, Carol Klocek and share stories of CTL’s success over the years and the women and families CTL has impacted.