Soroptimist Raleigh

We Empower Women & Girls
 
We are 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.

 

What We Do

How 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.

2016 LYD Awardees

2016 LYD Awardees

Meet Our 2016 Awardees First Place Awardee:  Mollie Young$3,000 Cash Award Molli Young’s current job in furniture sales has helped her find her career niche. She is pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Molli is studying...

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2015 LIVE YOUR DREAM Award Recipients

2015 LIVE YOUR DREAM Award Recipients

Meet Our 2015 Awardees First Place Awardee:  Mariam Elias$3,000 Cash Award Mariam Elias and her family fled Syria and came to the U.S. seeking safety and security. Although she earned an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering in Syria, her credentials are not...

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News and Events

SI Raleigh donates Christmas Gifts to Trafficking victims

December 20, 2014  Raleigh Soroptimists are an impressive and generous group! Together, members provided  gifts worth a total of $1,800  for families supported by Salvation Army's Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking).  Through this project...

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Order Poinsettias Now for Dec 2 Delivery

Once again you can order florist-quality POINSETTIAS from Soroptimist  Premium Quality, Locally Grown Plants - Red, White, Pink or Marble Blooms Perfect for holiday decorating, personal or business gifts 4 1⁄2” - $7.50 20 or more - $6.75 ea 6 1⁄2” - $12.00 10 or...

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Ten Thousand Villages Fund Raiser Nov 19

Come shop for yourself, your home or for a unique gift.  Ten Thousand Villages at Cameron Village in Raleigh will hold a fund raiser on Wednesday Nov 19 from 5-8PM.  A portion of all before tax sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of Raleigh....

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