Applications Are Open!

We are now accepting applications for the Live Your Dream awards.

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.

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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News and Events

Celebrating Safely with the Christmas Angels

Celebrating Safely with the Christmas Angels

On December 5, the Soroptimist Christmas Angels gathered, outside one member's home, in small staggered groups and fully masked, in order to collect all the gifts and do a bit of socially-distanced celebrating. Oh the challenges of 2020! This year, we were pleased to...

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Thank You For Our #GivingTuesday Success

Wow! Thanks to your incredible generosity, this year’s #GivingTuesday was an amazing success! We exceeded our goal and raised a total of $1,450. Because of your support, we can help women improve their lives. We invest in women's education because it transforms lives...

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Live Your Dream: Spotlight

To help others see the impact of these awards, we wanted to share an in-depth story of one or our Live Your Dream award recipients. Meet Star, a budding urban planner and mother of two who received her award in 2019. A New Start In 2017, Star fled an abusive...

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