Dream Programs

Soroptimist International of Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs works to improves the lives of women and girls through access to education and economic empowerment through our Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It.


The Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream LYDAwardLogoAwards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Our recipients are often single mothers, who have overcome incredible challenges including poverty, domestic and sexual violence and addiction to build a better life for themselves and their family.

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.


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.

There When It Matters Most

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.

Topics We Cover

  • Career opportunities
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Overcoming obstacles to success
  • Moving forward after setbacks

To learn more about these programs contact us today!