Live Your Dream Awards
Learn more about our awards program. Applications are now being accepted!
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.
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...
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...
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...
News and Events
For only $10 you’ll get 10 chances to win a pair of timeless IPPOLITA Stardust three drop disk earrings with diamonds. These sterling silver Stardust drop earrings sparkle with diamonds totaling 0.23cts and are valued at $995. They can be worn every day and will be...
Join us for our 17th annual awards luncheon featuring guest speaker Chasta Hamilton, founder of Girls Geared For Greatness. We are excited to recognize five Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award recipients at a very special luncheon, celebrating our 17th year of...
Soroptimists International of Raleigh, NC hosted a very successful "Puzzlemania" fundraising event at Theatre Raleigh last weekend. Soroptimist volunteer members spent many hours organizing and preparing for this fun event, and the first team to finish their 500 piece...