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

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

May 30, 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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

May 6, 2012

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1 previous review
February 16, 2011

I came here with my college through the Border Awareness Experience Program and I must say my life was changed forever. I never knew how the Border and Immigration Issues could affect our entire natio... more

May 6, 2012

I came to learn about the Women's Intercultural Center because I came down for their border awareness experience to learn about the border and immigration issues that they face down in the south. I will be honest what I experienced I truly was not expecting. What surprised me the most when I came and was picked up at the airport was our coordinator for the experience was a guy. I figured since it was a women's center it would be a woman greeting us, but I would have it no other way. His name was Saif and he was a very smart individual who I found out redesigned the border awareness experience and I must give him a huge thank you because he did a great job. He designed an experience that shows both sides of the issue. I was able to meet with organizations that advocated for undocumented immigrants and I even met with the Border Patrol which was especially exciting for me. When I heard about our group taking part in a Border Patrol tour I figured we were just going to get a little presentation at their facility. No what we got was one on one time with the agents and a tour of the different areas that the border patrol covers along with a presentation, and a visit to one of their facilities on the border where they control the cameras and speak to the undocumented that have crossed over. This is an experience that should not be missed out on because I was able to ask questions to the agents that were with us and they answered all of them. I have been trying so long to get my questions answered by Border Patrol and never could, but here with this visit to the Women's Intercultural Center and taking part of their program I was able to speak with the Border Patrol. Every individual that has doubts about them needs to take this experience. They truly opened my eyes and I still remember one of the agents telling me, "Look I know a lot of you probably don't like my job, but if you want a piece of advice and want to change the way we handle things on the border, then change the law and I promise you we will follow it." I was amazed he told us to advocate for others if we truly wanted to make a change. This experience was truly amazing and the organizations that advocate for immigrants truly inspired me to work harder and advocate myself. They taught me how to make a difference as well and now I am more knowledgeable on the issues. If you want to learn about border and immigration issues this is the program you need to choose. They will open your eyes and you will leave with an abundance of information. Also what will also make a difference in your experience is see if Saif can join you because he has a lot of amazing information to provide the group and he is very inspirational. I truly have never met an individual like him and he is one of a kind. The experience he created in top notch.

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

Just read what I have posted above.

Ways to make it better...

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

None.

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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?

Found the information about their Border Awareness Experience online.

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

This organization has taught me the importance of advocating for others and to change the law if we do not like it because it is the best way. It has taught me that what happens down in the south does not just affect them but it affects the rest of the country as well. I also learned everything I am seeing on the news is not as true, especially because I saw the truth for myself coming down to the border. El Paso is not a war torn unsafe city. It is beautiful, full of culture, and when I came down it was the safest city in the country. I am not sure if it still is but I would not doubt it. I thank the Center and Saif for providing this program which has changed my life. I plan on visiting in the future and doing some volunteer work.

February 16, 2011

I came here with my college through the Border Awareness Experience Program and I must say my life was changed forever. I never knew how the Border and Immigration Issues could affect our entire nation. I didn't know everything that these people go through working so close to the border. Everything that happens across the border affects their city. We got to learn from different organizations and learned how they viewed the border and immigration issues. Best part is we were also given a tour by the U.S. Border Patrol and were able to talk with them one on one. I mean how many people can say they've done that. They took us all around the border and showed us their operations it was amazing just being able to ask them any questions we felt we wanted an answer to. There wasn't one question they wouldn't answer and they were very open with us as well. I loved the experience and our coordinator Saif was amazing he was very knowledgeable in immigration issues and he had grown up on the border all of his life. Just hearing his experiences and what he believes could help the issue was amazing. Learning from him was an incredible part of the experience as not only was he very open and honest, but he was funny and was always willing to make this our experience the way we wanted. Thank you to the Center and Saif for being so amazing.

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

I took on their Border Awareness Experience and it turned out to be more than I bargained for. It was amazing everything I pictured they shattered my mind and showed me something different. I got to see both sides of the story. I got to hear the Border Patrol/Law Enforcement side of the issue, and I got to hear from Immigration Advocates and hear their opinions about the Border. This experience is unbiased and I love them for that. Not only that but the staff is incredible they made me feel at home.

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

None the staff was amazing and our coordinator was a truly unique individual that made our trip worthwhile.

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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

How did you find this group?

Through my college.

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

To always hear both sides of an issue because you can never properly make up your mind until you heard both sides.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 6, 2012

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1 previous review
February 4, 2011

I have nothing but great things about this center, the way they treat their participants, staff, and volunteers is amazing. Everyone is treated as a key asset to help create a better community and a b... more

May 6, 2012

I have been donating money and items to this organizations thrift store for almost 3 years. I truly believe in this organization's work. All it took for me was one visit to see how they were impacting people's lives in not only their community but the communities in Las Cruces and El Paso. This organization truly makes a difference in people's lives and if you don't believe it, all you have to do is stop by and take a look for yourself. I plan on taking part in their new dance classes coming up in the new semester, and on that point it really surprises me the abundance of classes and trainings they offer here. I recommend that everybody should stop by and see the center for themselves.

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

Just visiting I can see the positive results this organization has on its people.

Ways to make it better...

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

None

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Educating and Empowering women may not be a goal I truly believe in, but it brings me great happiness that they are doing this. Every person and that includes women should have an opportunity to learn new things, learn how to open a small business, and even run for politics. Good luck to this center as they are truly inspiring individuals.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because I believe in the center's work and where they are headed.

What would you tell others about this organization?

The biggest thing I have to say is stop by and visit the center and you'll be proud that you did.

February 4, 2011

I have nothing but great things about this center, the way they treat their participants, staff, and volunteers is amazing. Everyone is treated as a key asset to help create a better community and a better world. They look for input from everyone to help make the areas they serve better. The center also keeps me up to date on the issues going on through not only the nation but the world through their facebook and twitter. The people they have maintaining their facebook and twitter accounts is unbelievable it almost seems like they are up and running 24/7 and stay on top of all the issues. Upon the many classes and services they offer it's hard to decide which is my favorite. Although if I had to choose one it would be their Border Awareness Experience (BAE). They host college students from around the nation to learn about immigration and border issues which I believe is very important as much of the nation does not understand how easily immigration and the border affect our nation. Help this center continue it's incredible work.

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

Everyday I was at the Center I saw how unbelievably incredibly passionate they were with their participants. It wasn't a job for the staff it was a way to help the community and they showed it everyday. Step into the center and instantly you'll know it's a place you've never seen before.

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

None

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