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May 31, 2012

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May 31, 2012

Just a couple weeks ago I spent a week with the Women's Intercultural Center in there Border Awareness Experience (BAE) and it really impacted my life. Seeing the border and really experiencing the humanity behind the issue changed the way I approached the topic of immigration. So many people hold inappropriate opinions of immigration and the migrants themselves. Before the trip my opinion was shortsighted in many ways. But the Women's Intercultural Center put together the BAE and changed the way I thought about migration. I really enjoyed talking to all of the nonprofits and government organizations that the Women's Intercultural Center presented to us. I loved the border patrol tour and just seeing the fence and how migrants really struggle to live in America. Lastly, I really loved just being at the center, they really treated us well and I felt at home the whole time I was there. Getting to see how the organization empowers women in a culture where it is hard for women to find their identity was refreshing and enlightening. They are really changing lives and even though they are really just "fixing" one aspect of the issue of immigration on the border, the educational experience they offer through the BAE taught me that that is probably the best way to really help the problem. It's going to take a lot of people doing their part to focus on the humanity of the issue. That was by far the most important lesson I learned at the Women's Intercultural Center

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 31, 2012

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May 31, 2012

The Women's Intercultural Center (winc) has been a really cool place to volunteer and help out, I would definitely like to volunteer again.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 30, 2012

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1 previous review
February 14, 2011

I am extremely proud & honored to be associated with the Women's Intercultural Center. I have seen this Center mobilize and get the community to vote. I've seen the transformation of not only women,... more

May 30, 2012

This Center is the HUB and HEART of the community. Folks can count on the Women's Intercultural Center for resources, education/skills development, and much more. It's a safe & supportive environment. Women working together to change the community...one family at a time!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 14, 2011

I am extremely proud & honored to be associated with the Women's Intercultural Center. I have seen this Center mobilize and get the community to vote. I've seen the transformation of not only women, but entire families. It's the heart of our community and is a TRUE community-based center . . . touching the lives of everyone who walks through the door. Thank you to the staff, volunteers, and community for your hard work & endless support. Together, we'll make a difference!

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action every time I visit the Center or hear our participants share their story.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand our services.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

May 30, 2012

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May 30, 2012

The women's center is a great place to interact and have a great time, everyone helps this place grow. Being here makes me feel like I'm in a big family. This center helps everyone and anyone.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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May 30, 2012

This organiztion is phenominal. All that they do for the community and even for communities around the world is amazing. Well woth your time, and you will feel very welcome

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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May 30, 2012

The women's center has been a place to meet with other women who are trying to become more independent, diverse, and educated in all areas. This could include English, art, computer, cooking, etc.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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May 30, 2012

I participated in the Border Awareness Experience at the Women's Intercultural Center. It was truly a life changing experience. I went down to the border not really knowing what to expect. In all honesty, I thought I would only see one side of the immigration-border argument. However, the WIC did a terrific job of showing all aspects. Perhaps the best thing that I got from the trip was learning about the culture. Everyone was so proud of their heritage, and wanted a better future so badly. It was inspiring, and gives me hope that in the future the border area will less troubled by conflict.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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May 30, 2012

Nine students from my school including myself visited the Women's Intercultural Center Inc to learn more about immigration policy in the US and how it affects both the US and Mexico. We visited an array of organizations including La Fe and the Border Patrol itself. This presented a very unbiased and holistic view of the immigration problem in America.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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May 30, 2012

I volunteered at the Center because the Technology Director Saif recruited me on to do some construction at the Center. I honestly must say I though it would be a simple job get in and get out. Now I'm not saying that the job was hard it was actually pretty simple but I have never been so astounded by a non-profit. This was truly an amazing organization as you can see the results of the organizations impact on the community the second you walked in the door. All I was doing was basic work such as fixing the roof and replacing doors, but everyone there treated me like family. They fed me lunches and brought me drinks because they were thankful for the work I was doing. Although what impressed me the most was that they kept inviting me to join them for their classes. I decided to take some time and check out the painting class. I was hesitant at first because I can't draw or paint but they welcomed me with open arms. Everyone in the class including the instructor walked me through and gave me great tips on how to paint. They were patient with me and needless to say in the end I learned a lot and was very proud of my painting. No other place can match up to this center as they are truly welcoming and the second you come in you feel like family. I send my best to the future of the Center.

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Just by entering the doors and doing my volunteer work I was accepted as a family member at the Center. Everyone treated me with respect and invited me to attend classes. I saw how much of an impact this center is doing to the community. Anthony needs a center like this because they are always there to help the community with any issues they may have.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand because that would be really great for the community and because I would always be happy to volunteer again to make the center bigger.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This was honestly one of the best volunteer experiences I had as I truly did not want to go. Although I promise I will be back to help out this amazing center.

May 17, 2012

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May 17, 2012

The Women's Intercultural is such an amazing influential place. There is absolutely no other place like it. I visited the Center for a program that my university offers known as the Border Awareness Experience. This was not my first time coming for a Border Awareness Experience as in the past we did the program with another organization in El Paso, TX. This year we did it with the Women's Intercultural Center. I have to say that I was very happy that we decided to do it with them because it was truly different and more educational. Now what made this program different was a couple of things. 1. I got to see both sides of the issue from both pro-immigrant groups and governmental entities including law-enforcement which was an unbelievable Border Patrol Tour. The other experience we went with did not offer this and I have no idea why. Through this experience you learn you have to understand both sides of the issue before you can advocate for anything. Trust me you want to know both sides because what you are seeing everyday on the news, is most definitely not what is happening down at the Border in Anthony and El Paso. 2. The second reason this experience is amazing is because the Women's Intercultural Center really has it going on. Who knew that an organization that only started from a 2 car garage and a house would now be serving over 3,000 women. All of the staff and participants truly made an impact on my life just by talking to them. I will be honest I was expecting to see victims that were hurt by immigration or the law, but this is not what I saw, what I saw was educated and empowered women who are stronger than some of the women I see everyday back home and we cry over the littlest things. These women have been through a lot but the Center has created a way for them to overcome any problem they face. This brings me to the best lesson I learned from the Executive Director Mary Carter which was that we cannot view another person as a victim. If we view them as victims and treat them as victims they will always be a victim. Instead treat them as an equal and help educate them on the issues so they can empower themselves and light that spark inside of them that helps them overcome anything they face. These were inspiring words and I took them back home and share them with everyone. Finally the ultimate best thing that set apart the experience was their Border Awareness Experience Coordinator Saif. This amazing young man planned our program and made sure our agenda was full of a ton of educational visits and also set aside some leisure time to visit museums or go shopping. He's also very smart, as I remember the first day he told us he would be happy to answer any questions we had on the Border and Immigration and he nailed everyone I threw at him. I threw in a couple of trick questions to stump him, but no he answered every single one correctly. He made our experience worthwhile and one to remember. My school is going to keep bringing students because of this amazing person. If you are going to come down for the program you have to ask for him. Learning from him was truly inspiring and being able to organize all of these exclusive tours and presentations takes a lot of connections. I thank him for giving me opportunity to speak one on one with Border Patrol, to visit the Federal Immigration Court and see that Judges and Attorneys are a lot different than I pictured. and I thank him for giving us one on one time with him to get to know more about the Border since he has grown up here all of his life. This man will change the world because I truly believe he is destined to. I will remember this experience because of the influence of the Center and this man.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

take my time to read my whole review and you will see how much they changed my life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing but I already told Saif I want to hike the mountain the next time I come and visit.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

Through the Spring Break Alternative Programs offered at my University.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I answered this in my review. They changed my outlook on life at the Border and Immigration.

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