Soroptimist International of Palm Desert
Helping women and girls live their dreams
A global volunteer organization with local clubs that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
What We Do
Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women
2021 LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls
House of Hope
Soroptimist Live Your Dream
Valley Voice: Soroptimist International Palm Desert is looking to help women
Soroptimist International of Palm Desert is one of nearly 1,300 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Award for Women provides women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families with the financial resources to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training.
The award can be used for tuition, books, child care, car fare or any other education-related expense. This award provides over $2.5 million in cash grants to head-of-household women in need each year. Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.
Glenn Miller, Mayor
City of Indio
Our focus is on education because educated women and girls are:
less vulnerable to sex traffickers
more likely to leave a domestic violence situation and not return
able to access healthcare
less likely to live in poverty
able to raise stronger, healthier families