Monday, June 21, 2021
The 2021 Live Your Dream Awardee is Jennifer.
Joy Thompson, our Live Your Dream Chair, briefly described the Live Your Dream award, a unique Soroptimist education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families and have overcome obstacles in meeting their goals and responsibilities. The Live Your Dream awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Joy spoke of the competitive selection process this year. Among other strong candidates, Jennifer impressed Joy and the judging panel with her goals for the future, with the importance she placed on setting an example for her children, and with her desire to make a difference for other women in setting a path toward leadership.
Jennifer then spoke to us about her family, her goals, and her impressive progress toward meeting those goals, even in the face obstacles during the past year. A single mother of a 12-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter, Jennifer recounted how challenging it had been to complete her last semester of an associate degree during Spring 2020, with the pandemic suspending in-person learning for her as well as for her children. Despite the challenges, she managed to maintain a high grade-point average. Fortunately, she had already completed her applications to four-year undergraduate programs by the time the pandemic changed their lives. Jennifer was thrilled to be accepted into the New York University’s Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies, where she is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree with a major in Business Management and Leadership. Her goal is to work hard and someday achieve a position as CFO or COO, setting a good example for her children and to other women to take their place in positions of power in organizations, with a voice at the table. She also wants them to know that although they may sometimes have to take a break in pursuing their goals, they should never give up.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF MANHATTAN
"WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN" RAFFLE
"WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN" RAFFLE
Please support the community service projects of Soroptimists International of Manhattan (SIM). SIM is part of an international volunteer service organization for women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
Your support of SIM's 20th Annual "We'll Take Manhattan" Raffle will benefit our ongoing commitment to our community service projects, which include: The Dwelling Place, a shelter for homeless women; Hour Children, a resource center providing clothing and supplies for outfitting homes of formerly imprisoned women and their families; Gilda's Club NYC, where no one has to face cancer alone; Allen's Women's Resource Center; providing a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and Basics International an organization whose mission is to end child labor, trafficking, hunger and illiteracy for children living in poverty in Ghana, West Africa and other project and organizations meeting the mission of Soroptimist International.
Please print, fill-out & mail the raffle form to the address indicated on the form. All mailed entries must be postmarked by Monday, September 21, 2018. Raffles will be sold the night of the drawing. Winners need not be present.
The Raffles will be drawn on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 during our Wine & Cheese Social. Join us between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at DC 37 located at 125 Barclay Street on the corner of 12th Avenue, NYC 10007.
Take the IRT #1, 2 or to the Chambers Street station or the IRT #2 or 3 to the Park Place station.