Best For Women
Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
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.
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...
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...
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...
News and Events
Each December, Raleigh Soroptimists support women served by local organizations by providing Christmas gifts for them and their families. We call this our Christmas Angels service project. In past years, we have worked with organizations such as The Salvation Army,...
As #GivingTuesday approaches, we know there will be many demands on your generosity from all types of organizations. We hope that this year, you’ll consider giving local by supporting Soroptimist Raleigh. Soroptimist Raleigh is an all-volunteer organization with a...
Every year, it is the highlight of Soroptimist International of Raleigh to honor and recognize young women (usually single moms) in our community who are working toward advancing their education to improve their lives and the lives of their children. Of course, our...