The 2017 Live Your Dream Award Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 17th, at 5:30pm. It will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club, 2600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035. This event is by invitation only.

About the Live Your Dream Award:

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training 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.

Each year, more than $1.7 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,200 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition, and transportation.

In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels

Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, more than $30 million in education grants have been disbursed to assist almost 20,000 women to achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.

Click here to learn more about the award and application process.

About the Honorees:

First Place: Angelique Aquire

Angelique was diagnosed with rare bone and skin cancer when she learned she was pregnant. Although she endured painful and emotional experiences as a youth, she is motivated to continue her education in the Medical Profession, possibly a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology. Angelique is currently attending Oxnard College while raising her daughter. Together the two began a new family tradition university of self-discovery through education rather than abandonment, incarceration, and divorce.

Second Place

Our second place winner devoted most of her working life in the dental field until early stages of Arthritis developed in both of her hands. She realized she could not continue to perform her daily functions and searched to learn another career. Her dream was to become a Registered Nurse. She has recently been accepted to Moorpark College Associates of Nursing Program. As a single mother on an 8 year old son, she continues to seek and achieve her dreams through education.

Brenda Castillo

Becoming a single mother at a young age never stopped Brenda from pursuing her dreams of graduating college. Brenda is currently attending Laurus College pursuing her AA in Professional Business Systems. Brenda wants to set an example for her 7-year-old son that anything is achievable.

About Our Sponsor:

Logix Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit credit union open to residents and businesses throughout Southern California. Specializes in savings, checking, mortgage, and auto loans.

For more information about Logix Credit Union, contact:
Betty A. Wright
bwright@lfcu.com
(661) 400 – 3444