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Soroptimist Raleigh: We Empower Girls & Women
Soroptimist Raleigh is a local club of Soroptimist International. Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Our service projects collaborate extensively with women’s groups, governmental agencies, educators, international and statewide coalitions, and concerned citizens. In terms of our local service projects:
Live Your Dream
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards
for Women program is our signature service project. This award aids women who are the primary wage earners for their families and are seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training and education.
Live Your Dream Plus
In our “Live Your Dream Plus” program we follow up with our awardees for up to three years, mentoring them to afford ongoing support both non-financial as well as financial. With our Live Your Dream Plus program, our awardees know that there is a network of women who are ready to help in any number of ways.
Dream It Be It
Dream It Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams.
Here are a few stories of some recipeints of the Live Your Dream Awards. Perhaps they will encourage you to take the steps to achieve your dreams, big or small.
Maggie is pursuing an associate degree in surgical technology at Durham Tech Community College. She works part-time and is the mother of 2 children, aged 7 and 2. Maggie has faced plenty of adversity but her commitment to her personal growth and her lifelong dream of...
Tiffany is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at UNC Pembroke, with a prospective graduation date of December 2023. She is a full-time student while working a full-time job and raising two children as a single parent. She was also...
Tara is currently enrolled in the medical administration program at Bryan University and is planning to complete her associate degree in 2024, a goal she is pursuing while working full-time and raising her twelve-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter. Earning her...
News and Events
Soroptmist launched its first year-long Dream It, Be It (DIBI) program in September at Mt. Vernon Middle School in Raleigh. There are seven girls in 7th grade and 13 in 8th grade participating. The monthly workshops to date have dealt with stress, self-care and rising...
Do you have a passion for improving the lives of women and girls? Soroptimist of Raleigh is hosting a Get-Acquainted Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 25 at Total Wine in Raleigh’s North Hills. Join us for a fun time and an opportunity to meet a few of our...
In our Live Your Dream Plus program, we follow up with our awardees for up to three years, serving as mentors to provide ongoing support. Our awardees know that there is a network of women who are ready to help in any number of ways. It also allows us to hear and...