WHAT WE DO
It is through our Service Programs that we are able to work towards fulfilling our mission. Through our Programs for Women, we are able to promote the advancement of the status of women. Through our advocacy and by providing resources for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, we are able to raise awareness and provide access for those individuals who are at risk. Through our international projects, we strive for a global advancement of human rights.
PROGRAMS / SERVICES
David and Margaret O’Connor created this scholarship endowment to help students achieve their academic aspirations. Criteria: Students with financial need; solid GPA.
The Children of Ethiopia Education Fund empowers young girls in Ethiopia from impoverished circumstances with a quality, private education.
The Soroptimist 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.
The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities make the community and world a better place.
A nursing scholarship is awarded to a worthy student at Mt. San Antonio College.
SI Pomona Claremont supports the mission of Crossroads — to provide housing, education, support, counseling, and employment training for women who have been incarcerated, and lead them to a life of self-sufficiency.
Helping daughters whose mothers are incarcerated meet with their mothers at the corrections facility and work together on troop projects.
SI Pomona Claremont partners with Pomona Valley Hospital and other local service organizations to provide free and low-cost health screenings, immunizations, and education are provided to the community.
Collection of food and goodies at Thanksgiving and Christmas, distributed to 6 families that are identified from the Early Head Start Program.
The Soroptimist Redwood Grove was conceived as a special project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Soroptimist International. On September 30, 1971, the Redwood Grove was dedicated and 50 trees were planted. The grove is a partnership with the city of Pomona Park Department.
SI Pomona Claremont supports Project Sister’s mission to provide comprehensive services to children and adults in southern California who have been sexually assaulted.
Natural disasters are a tragedy in their own right, but because women occupy a more tenuous position in society prior to disaster, they are the worst hit. When disaster strikes, women lack mobility and access to resources, have increased family responsibilities, and are susceptible to physical danger.