Soroptimist International of New York City

Working Towards a Brighter Future for Women and Girls

At Soroptimist International of New York City, we support initiatives to serve women and girls worldwide. We believe in taking action through service projects.  Please join our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of women and girls!

 

Upcoming events

 

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." 

The Notorious RBG- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Celebrating years of helping women and girls

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SI of the Americas held the 47th Biennial Conference - virtually!

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We had the pleasure of listening to a conversation between Kazuko Morita (our current President), Stephanie Smith (President - elect) and Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize laureate). 

It was both interesting and inspirational.

We also had the opportunity to join workshops that covered various topics. 

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Members Carolyn and Cynthia celebrating the LYD award winner and the induction of a new member. 

 

Programs

LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD

One Step at a Time

With this initiative, our goal is to empower women and girls through education and training awards for women. Each year, more than $1.7 million in education grants are disbursed through the Live Your Dream Awards program to more than 1,300 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, the death of a spouse, and/or substance abuse.

At SINYC we support the Live Your Dream Award for young girls who are trying to study, manage a family and create a career that will support them. Our club has been very supportive of this program. 

In 2017 Sonchelove (center image) was a recipient of SINYC's Live Your Dream Award. She has gone onto to College. This year as part of her studies she participated in a study abroad program in Ghana. Sonchelove was able to visit areas of cultural,political, educational, social and of historical significance. This enabled her to mix with the local people and learn more about their lives. From this Sonchelove is enriching her own life to be able to be an aspiring  social worker. We wish her well and she is truly living her dream.

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EDUCATION AWARD

The Education award is given to applicants who demonstrate a financial need while earning their first degree. It is paid directly to the institution.

DREAM IT. BE IT.

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls provides the information and resources girls want and need to be successful. 

 We are always interested in hearing  from young professional women who would like to volunteer for our career program. 

SINYC packing fabric to be made into reusable hygiene items 

SINYC and recipients at a Women's Shelter in the Bronx with some donations

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Helping The Community

At Soroptimist International of New York City, we are dedicated to serving our community. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can impact positively the lives of women and girls in vulnerable situations.  We conduct an annual drive for winter hats, gloves, scarves and mittens for women in a shelter. 

Our annual fundraiser goes towards supporting women who have been victims of domestic violence. Money also goes towards the Live Your Dream Award, supporting "Heads of Households", who are trying to advance their education goals. 

 

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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SUPPORT

Helping The International Community

Learn about the international projects that Soroptimist International of New York City supports, where women and girls benefit from our efforts and fundraising activities. Our 2018 International Project is based in St Martin, Leeward Islands. A project that supports 100 woman and girls affected by the hurricane Irma last summer.

Soroptimist International of New York City joined with SI Kobe-Nishi, Japan to raise funds to support the development of a sewing school in Paraguay. Here is an youtube video of this project. We are mentioned at approximately 15:30 in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=988&v=6GQpgEqoBLA&feature=emb_title

Advocating for the Rights of Women and Girls at the UN

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One Step at a Time

We advocate at the United Nations for the rights of women and girls, our goal is to enhance advocacy efforts to push for gender-sensitive policies and bring the voices of women and girls to global forums and platforms. Learn more about our work at the United Nations click here.

Reinforcing our Commitment

 

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