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Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist membership connects women to each other, to their local communities and to the world community. We focus on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, sexual harassment, inequities in the workplace, and other challenges unique to today’s women.

We’ve launched the first Santa Cruz County Women’s Business Directory and want YOU to be a part of it. If you own or run a business in SC County, go to our directory page to submit a listing and be included…it’s FREE!

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Soroptimist International of Capitola By-the-Sea is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

The Latest News:

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Throwback Thursday to our Shakespeare Volunteer Appreciation Night last year. We had such a fun night celebrating at Zizzo's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar!

We couldn't rent all the blankets, cushions, and chairs we do at Santa Cruz Shakespeare without help from a lot of wonderful volunteers. If you're interested in helping us with our booth this year contact a club member or send us a message on this page!

#Throwbackthursday #SICapitola #SoroptimistSPR #SantaCruzShakespeare
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Our Dream It Be It event is coming up on June 27th! Can't wait to have a fun day with all our participants!We love hearing from girls how Dream It, Be It impacted them.

Andressa, a past participant from Brazil, said that she learned, "We should believe in ourselves and not put our dreams in the hands of another person." Wow!

What impact has your club's Dream It, Be It project made on girls?
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