SOROPTIMIST OF POMONA CLAREMONT
It is through our Service Programs that we are able to fulfill our mission.
SOROPTIMIST DREAM PROGRAMS
You save a girl and you save a woman.
You save a woman and you save a family.
You save a family and you save a community.
You save a community and you save a nation.
You save a nation and you have saved the world.
Written by: Angela Kelly, SI Artesia-Cerritos
Past Women’s Opportunity Award Recipient
(Women’s Opportunity Award has changed to the “Live Your Dream Award)
SI Pomona/Claremont members believe that through the Soroptimist Dream Programs we will empower women and girls to realize their full potential. The organizations goal over 2020 to 2030 is to help an additional 500,000 women and girls globally. This is a challenge that our club looks forward to participating in.
Programs / Services
Live Your Dream
.The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists 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. It is a unique education grant for head-of-household women that can assist them in truly Living their Dreams.
Dream It Be It – David and Margaret Mentorship Program
SIA new global program for girls. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. 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. Soroptimist clubs will 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. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.
Health Professional Scholarships
The SI Pomona/ Claremont Health Professions Scholarship is a $500.00 award for a student pursuing a specific career as a health professional. The candidate must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and should be able to demonstrate a significant need for the assistance.
SI Pomona Claremont supports the mission of Crossroads — to provide housing, education, support, counseling, and employment training for women who have been incarcerated, and lead them to a life of self-sufficiency.
Girl Scout Troop #96774
First GS troop in PUSD with 25 members. Established in 2014 by WesternU American Association of Women Dentists Club. We provide hands-on projects and financial support to the troop.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets for 8 families in
Pomona Unified School District’s Early Head Start Program
Thanksgiving Food Baskets and Christmas Gifts of clothing and toys for eight families are prepared each year. It is our way of sharing our gifts with others. These families are identified from the Early Head Start Program.
Soroptimist Redwood Grove – Ganesha Park, Pomona
The Soroptimist Redwood Grove was conceived as a special project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Soroptimist International. On September 30, 1971, the Redwood Grove was dedicated and 50 trees were planted. The grove is a partnership with the City of Pomona Parks Department.
SIPC hosts an annual Arbor Day Celebration at the Redwood Grove honoring the efforts of the City of Pomona Parks Department in maintaining the Redwood Grove. The grove offers a wonderful environment to enjoy these great trees and nature. There are nearly 600 commemorative bricks lining the main walkway around the grove.