Read the Real Stories of the 2023 Live Your Dream Award recipients.
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 – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee
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 – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee
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 – 2022 Live Your Dream Awardee
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
Dream It, Be It Workshop February 11
Dream It, Be It: Confidence, Goals, and Self-Care For Middle School Girls February 11, 2023: 1 pm- 3pm Soroptimist International of Raleigh, with Girls Geared for Greatness and Stage Door Dance, will host "Dream It, Be It - Confidence, Goals, and Self-Care", an...
3rd Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Mania Feb. 4
Love Puzzles? Join us for a FUN fundraiser on Saturday, February 4 to benefit Soroptimist Raleigh's Dream Programs for women and girls. Teams of four will compete to assemble identical 500 piece puzzles in the shortest time. Cash prizes awarded to the 1st & 2nd...
Living their Dreams!
Congratulations are in order! We couldn't be more excited for Khadijah Scarborough and Portia Williford! They are truly living their dreams, and we are here to cheer them on! Both Khadijah and Portia are recipients of our 2022 Live Your Dream awards. Last weekend,...