2024 Live Your Dream Recipients

Introducing the 2024 recipients of our Live Your Dream Education And Training Awards For Women®.

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.

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.

Tamara – 2024 Live Your Dream Awardee

Tamara – 2024 Live Your Dream Awardee

Tamara is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at North Carolina Central University, which she expects to receive in December of 2024. This is an important step in her journey to become a midwife. She is the mother of a 2 year old daughter.   Tamara...

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Erica – 2024 Live Your Dream Awardee

Erica – 2024 Live Your Dream Awardee

Erica embodies the Be, Know, Do attitude. She graduated in December 2023 with her associate degree in human services from Wake Tech Community College (WTCC), however she did not rest long. She is currently enrolled at WTCC taking a prerequisite course to attend the...

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Mia – 2024 Live Your Dream Awardee

Mia – 2024 Live Your Dream Awardee

Mia is enrolled at Wake Technical Community College, expecting to graduate in May 2025 majoring in human services. She works part-time and has a 1 year old daughter. Growing up in foster care, Mia didn’t see many individuals like herself graduating or pursuing a...

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News and Events

Annual Holiday Angels Brunch

Annual Holiday Angels Brunch

On December 2, Soroptimist members came together Saturday for our annual Holiday Angels brunch. Working with Loaves and Fishes we collected gifts and household goods for 7 families. We also inducted three new members to the club: Lashonda White, Lorraine Waller &...

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Happy 36th Anniversary to Us!

Happy 36th Anniversary to Us!

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 36th anniversary this month - and we continue to work hard to empower women and girls by supporting access to education and training. To date, we have distributed over $103,000 in grants and awards to local women. In March of...

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Dream It, Be It Program

Dream It, Be It Program

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...

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