Soroptimist International of Eureka
Our Work

Our Work and Impact

Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world’s women and girls. When women and girls are educated, they have opportunity, choice and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.

How We Do It

Our Dream Programs are primarily delivered locally by our clubs and members in 21 countries and territories.
They provide the muscle and on-the-ground work that make our programs come alive.
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Core Values

GENDER EQUALITY - Women and girls live free from discrimination
EMPOWERMENT - Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
EDUCATION - Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives  through access to education
DIVERSITY & FELLOWSHIP - Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of
                                                    women and girls.
 

Live Your Dream Awards

Soroptimist's Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2 million in education grants to about 1,500 women all over the world. Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. 

Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. This unique program is helping women find their voice and purpose while offering the resources they need to succeed.

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Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls

Our Soroptimist Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program empowers girls to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse by giving them the self-confidence and knowledge they need to achieve success in their future careers and personal lives.

Although all girls face barriers because of their gender, we prioritize working with girls who have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or teen motherhood. Soroptimist clubs work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.

By reaching girls while they are still young, we not only can help them stay healthy and safe in the short term, but we can reduce the number of women in crisis in the future. Putting them on a path will help them realize their dreams.

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LiveYourDream.org

LiveYourDream.org is a movement fiercely dedicated to ensuring every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential, be free from violence, and live her dreams.

LiveYourDream.org is an online volunteer and activist network offering flexible action opportunities to improve the lives of women and girls. We provide advocacy and action opportunities to spread awareness about causes such as access to education, empowering girls, and ending violence against women.

LiveYourDream.org inspires people from all walks of life to live their dreams, while helping less fortunate women and girls to live theirs. This is accomplished through hands-on opportunities, awareness and advocacy efforts, and financial support—or any combination of these actions.

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