A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training
they need to achieve economic empowerment. The Homestead chapter was started in 1946.
Soroptimist International of the Americas: Using White Papers to Raise Awareness about Issues Affecting Women and Girls Worldwide
In nineteen countries and territories, Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) works to improve the lives of women and girls. SIA club members strive to accomplish this goal by participating in a wide variety of programs and local projects that involve education, employment, healthcare, disaster recovery, and the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. The term “Soroptimist” is a combination of the Latin words soror meaning “sister” and optimus meaning “best,” which loosely translates to “best for sisters.”