Soroptimist Raleigh

We Empower Women & Girls
 
We are 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.

 

What We Do

How 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.

Real Stories

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.

Lyndsay – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lyndsay – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lyndsay Gustavson will graduate from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in December 2020. With this degree, she can become a supervisor in the Peer Support field where she currently works as a certified Career Support...

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Shameda – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shameda – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shameda’s passion has always been serving and caring for the underserved population. She will complete her current program at Durham Technical Community College in May. After passing the exam to become a Registered Nurse, she will seek work on a Labor and Delivery...

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La’Dasia – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

La’Dasia – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

La’Dasia’s career goal is to become a Registered Nurse on the Labor and Delivery unit. She is pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing at Wake Technical Community College. La’Dasia was one of five siblings in a single-parent household that was frequently in and out of...

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News and Events

SI Raleigh Launches New Website

If you're reading this post, you're experiencing the new SI Raleigh website! This entirely new website allows us to better communicate our mission, programs and activities to potential new members and sponsors, as well as to existing members.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Because of current COVID 19 health concerns and government recommendations, all Soroptimist Raleigh events are currently postponed. We will continue to update this site as the situation changes. Stay safe everyone!

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