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Search for applicants for 2023 “Live Your Dream” awards program starts now!

Our Soroptimist of Capitola Club has officially launched its search for applicants for its 2023 “Live Your Dream” awards program. Here’s who’s eligible:

  • women who are enrolled in or have been accepted into a bachelor’s or a technical training program;
  • are heads of their households;
  • have a demonstrated need.

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2022. Applications are available online at, click on the “Live Your Dream” logo, review the eligibility requirements and follow the application instructions. Winners will be announced in January 2023 and an awards ceremony will be held in March.

Each winner will be awarded $2,000 that may be used to pay for anything they need to help them complete their educational program such as food, rent, car repairs, child care and health care. The Club typically makes three awards to local women.

In Other News

Our members are staffing the rental booth at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, which launched its 2022 season on July 10 with three plays that will run through August 28! All our members have signed up to staff the booth for every show where we will be renting cushions, beach chairs and blankets.


Stop by and rent a few items to help support women and girls of Santa Cruz County, or drop in to say hello and meet our friendly members and learn more about all our Club’s activities.

We are a Proud “Be the Difference” Award Winner!

Our Club was recently honored by the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County for all our volunteer work at a ceremony at the Santa Cruz Warriors arena. Here’s what they said about us:

“Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea is a thriving group of 16 volunteer powerhouse women who raise funds each year to support local single moms succeed in college through their Live Your Dream awards. Undeterred by the disruption of COVID to their main fundraiser at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Club members held half a dozen new fundraisers in a six-month period to insure that young women could continue to build a bright future through education.”

Our 2022 Live Your Dream Winners are Here!

Our Capitola Club has selected three Santa Cruz women winners of the 2022 Live Your Dream awards. They were honored at a virtual ceremony on March 23, and each was be presented with a $2,000 cash award.


See more exciting fund-raising news on our fund-raising page!

Support our non-profit organization by making a tax-deductible contribution!

Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.  We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

Make checks payable to: Soroptimist International of Capitola and mail to:
P.O. Box 576 Capitola, CA 95010
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