LIVE YOUR DREAM
Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women
Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
2023 AWARD WINNERS
Leticia Aguilar wants to be able to support her family, acquiring a career which will enable her to be independent, and gain certification in web development. She knows that family is a great gift with great responsibility. She knows what it is like to rely on many different unreliable sources of income. She also knows what it is like to be in an abusive relationship struggling with feelings of failure. She has set herself on the road to gaining her dreams by attending Los Angeles City College in Computer Coding. She sees the Live Your Dream Award as an opportunity, as a single mother with three young children, in getting a step closer to her career, providing financial stability for her family, and to help others like her.
Crystal Colin is a freshman at Los Angeles City College. After taking Psychology Intro 01, she discovered an unknown passion. Instead of pursuing Business Administration, she is now on the track to work for a career as a youth counselor in a juvenile detention center. LACC will provide her with all of the prerequisites so that she can then transfer to Cal State Long Beach to finish her education. She also knows that it is advantageous to have a background in Criminal Justice, so she is considering getting a minor in it. As a troubled adolescent, she wants to be able to help the young. Crystal is a full-time student and a young mother of a three-year-old. She sees herself becoming a contributing member of society because of receiving the Live Your Dream Award.
Tameea Delgado is majoring in Administration of Justice at Antelope Valley College. Once she graduates with her AA, she is looking to attend a Cal State in 2024. Her final goal is to become a lawyer. Tameea is 44 years old with three children who all look up to her. She was in an abusive household as a child and also in an abusive marriage for twenty years. She is free of that now and is doing her best to move forward on a positive note. Her children give her strength to move forward and not give up. The Live your Dream Award will help Tameea reach her educational, career, and family goals.