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.

Lyndsay – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lyndsay – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Lyndsay 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 Specialist....

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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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Tiffinei – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

Tiffinei – 2020 Live Your Dream Awardee

The first in her family to attend college, Tiffinei is enrolled in classes at Bladen Community College and Fayetteville State University as she pursues her immediate career goal of becoming a Registered Nurse and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her long-term goal...

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Rubye – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Rubye – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Rubye will earn her Practicing Nursing Diploma from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2020. This diploma prepares her to take the exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She will then be able to become a Registered Nurse through a bridge program offered...

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Star – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Star – 2019 Live Your Dream Awardee

Star is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in Urban Planning. Upon graduating from Wake Technical Community College, she will transfer to Eastern Carolina University to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Star fled an abusive relationship, moving...

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