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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.
Portia is currently pursuing an associate degree in nursing at Wake Technical Community College. She works part-time while getting her education and raising two children ages 3 and 7. There have been many struggles Portia has dealt with during her journey, from...
Khadijah is currently pursuing her associate degree in nursing at Wake Technical Community College and has one more semester to go. Growing up, Khadijah lacked the resources she needed. Both parents were in the street life dealing drugs and therefore, her young life...
Shabria is currently pursuing an associate degree in medical office administration at Wake Technical Community College studying medical coding. She is a full-time medical receptionist and single mother. Shabria understands the importance for people to receive the...
News and Events
Games, door prizes, giving gifts, and welcoming guests were just a few of the things Soroptimists enjoyed at our last gathering.
Linda Drummond was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada . She is the second of 7 children, and there was not a lot of money, but her mom made sure all the kids got dance and piano lessons. Linda was an accomplished Highland dancer and parlayed this skill into college money...
Soroptimist International of Raleigh (SI Raleigh) is thrilled to be celebrating our 35th anniversary this month! Since our founding in November 1987, we have collaborated with other women’s organizations, governmental agencies, educators, and international and...