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.

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

Join Us On #GivingTuesday December 1

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...

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Catching Up With Live Your Dream Recipients

Catching Up With Live Your Dream Recipients

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...

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Live Your Dream Awards Applications Due November 15

Live Your Dream Awards Applications Due November 15

Live Your Dream: Training and Education Awards for Women - $2000 Application Deadline November 15, 2020. APPLY NOW Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards are cash grants given to motivated women with dependents who provide the primary financial support for their...

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