Soroptimist International of Santa Barbara


Improving the lives of women and girls


Nationally

• We are part of  Soroptimist International (SI) , a network of clubs throughout the world with 80,000 members in 130 countries and territories throughout the world.


• SI's consultative status with the United Nations, brings international attention to issues of women and girls.


• Through SI's advocacy efforts, campaigns and programs we create better lives for women and girls worldwide.






• As a member of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) we support programs that better the lives of women and girls at the national level. SIA programs and campaigns include: 

​• Live Your Dream Awards - club level winners have the opportunity to win additional awards


• Live It Dream It  - an new program that provides girls with tangible strategies to accomplish their career goals


• Campaigns to stop  domestic violence and trafficking.   



Globally
Locally
• Live Your Dream Awards help local women who, having overcome personal obstacles, are supporting a family as they pursue an educational goal.


• Komfort Kits provide useful comfort items for women facing a  mastectomy


•  Safety Town is  a fun summer program specifically designed to teach basic safety skills to children entering kindergarten or first grade. 


• Dream It - Be It,  our new mentoring program for girls, is in the planning stage .