Real Stories

Live Your Dream Award Recipients

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program is our signature service project. The awards are designed to give women heads of households, who are the primary source of financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve their career goals.  Below you can read the REAL STORIES from Live Your Dream Award Recipients.

Portia – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

Portia – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

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...

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Khadijah – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

Khadijah – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

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...

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Shabria – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shabria – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

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...

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Lourdes – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lourdes is currently pursuing an associate degree in nursing at Wake Technical Community College.  She works part-time while getting her education and raising her child. Lourdes has faced so many challenges trying to achieve her dreams. She migrated to the United...

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Shanetta – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shanetta – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Shanetta is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Meredith College while working part-time and raising two children. She decided to pursue her degree after the death of her spouse. She needed to prove to herself, and to her two young children, that...

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Kayla – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Kayla – 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee

Kayla is pursuing an Associate Degree of Nursing at Wake Technical Community College while working part-time and caring for a young child. She plans to complete her degree in December 2021. Growing up, Kayla saw the challenges of a parent battling a chronic illness...

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