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Soroptimist International of Greater SCV will be presenting Live Your Dream and Jacquie Petersen Awards to local women and girls at their Program Luncheon March 14, Noon, at Valencia Country Club in Valencia.

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.  In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.

Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, about $30 million in education grants have been disbursed to assist tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. In 2007, the program received the Associations Advance America Summit Award—ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s highest level of recognition.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. SIGSCV meets on the second Tuesday of each month for lunch and a speaker, and on the fourth Tuesday evening of the month for their business meeting.

The club actively recruits women in the community with a passion to improve the lives of women and girls. For information go to sigscv.org or contact the club VP of Membership Aida Weinstein, 661-713-2656, President Kim Kurowski or email an inquiry to contact@sigscv.org.

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