WOMEN'S INTERCULTURAL CENTER INC

Rating: 4.73 stars   206 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services

Location: PO Box 2411 303 Lincoln Street Anthony NM 88021 USA

Mission: To provide a place for women to learn and work together to develop their social, spiritual, economic and political potential.
Results: To date over 3,400 women annually become educated, empowered and engaged. Results of our work have been published in research documents, books, videos and presented a various conferences throughout the country. For more detailed info on our progress visit our website under participants and the about us section.
Target demographics: Women ages 17 years old and up
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 3,400 women annually
Geographic areas served: Southern New Mexico and West Texas
Programs: alternative education and personal development, economic self-sufficiency, civic engagement, Border Awareness Experience. In essence we provide our participants the tools and resources they need to thrive.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came because I was required to do community service for my education. I really like it because I saw women interested/enjoying/engaging in all the classes/activities.

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

Find a way to provide more funding for them because if they had access to increased funding they would be able to change the lives of many more women.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wast not sure what to expect, but as I experienced the Center and the great people here, I fell in love. The Center wants to empower not only women but all members of the community. This community definitely needs encouragement. The Center offers this and much more!

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

Nothing, they are always looking for ways to improve their operations.

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?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

Well my experience was very unplesent and upsetting they should not treat women like that i belive that the zumba class was very helpfull for many women in the community they need know how to communicate and learn more about using peoples skills because they dont have no right to do such out ragious thing without notifing the women because this center should benefit the COMMUNITY NOT THE WORKERS

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

Review the employees or remove them from that center

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I really enjoyed my time at the Center! It was fun and I felt right at home the moment I walked in. It was obvious that the Center is so instrumental to the community with its Zumba classes, gordita sales, art classes, and citizenship courses. It is a well rounded institution that has the well being and empowerment of the women in Anthony at heart every day. I wish to work with the Center again and to bring some of that heart back home with me in the shape of a career helping women become independent and empowered.

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?

Some

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

tengo muchos anos visitando, educandome, compartiendo mis conocimientos con la comunidad de anthony nm y siempre ha sido un placer el estar ahi en este edificio. tuve la suerte de conocer sus inicios desde que se estaba construyendo y siempre he visto la buena voluntad de todos los que lo iniciarion, he visto el crecimiento del centro atravez de la directora Mary Carter, la ayuda de su familia en este crecimiento , en forma voluntaria, ha sido fundamental para el desarrollo de la comunidad de anthony. mucha gente se ha beneficiado de los servicios de el Centro Intercultural de la Mujer en Anthony NM. doy gracias por poder servir como voluntaria y seguir sirviendo a la comunidad de anthony nm. olga I. Hernandez Promotora

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

yo no cambiaria nada en este momento, el centro esta creciendo a su ritmo y desarrollando nuevos planes para el futuro

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?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

i feel extremely upset of how everything ended with ZunbAnnette class. In the way of how they completly just close the doors for many women in the center and of course i am one of those. Yes they may be another Zumba there but yet its not the same , with ZumbaAnnette in at the center we felt like home even though there were at times where we didint felt welcome but i loved the class Annette would give us there, besides it was really close to my home which thats a big plus.
i feel things should have been different in the way they manange the center.
Maybe handling at their own time and more private, because getting our instructor Annette out of the restroom is not right or out of her class, just to simply because they need it to talk to her.One of the main reasons they gave us was because of our children, for the reason being our children could not attend the class and because of them the center was a mess now..i strongly believed that we are in a community where we all need to help each other and the center should have a place where our kids can be part of it, they should consider having a day care in there or someone that can helped other women while they get some streess off their shoulder.

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

make sure everyone felt welcome and help them in anyway i can, thats inciuding speaking spanish to anyone who does not speak english, having restrroms open to all the peaople in the center, and definatly have some to take care of our kids

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unsure

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

I am very disappointed in the women's intercultural center! They have very unprofessional workers(Allan Carter). who was very disrespectful to us this morning when we went in just like every morning to our zumba vlass. We were notified that there was no.longer zumba for us we asked for an explanation and told us that our kids were destroying the center. hmmm I honestly dont know how if our kids were forced to sit outside on a chair. And started telling us that we were soo dirty that we didn't know how to clean after ourselfs. I dont know how that is if we had to sweep and threw the restroom trash! wich thay was not our job. but we did it to help out our instructor to please the director. Not to mention we were only allowed to use one restroom for almost 30 ladies. :-\. And after that they starded hidding the toilet paper and paper towels from us. We would ask the front desk and the answer we would get was that the director had the keys to the closet and was not available. What kind of service are u guys.giving our community!

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

I would change everything starting with director and employees!.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I like coming to the womens intercultural center because of the nice activities they offer for us.

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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Rating: 1 stars  

I believed and had read an article that the Womens Intercultural center was made for all the women in the community and that the center was a place made specifically for women to have a place to socialize with each other. TODAY more than 50 women that attended Annette's zumba class were proved wrong. The center wasnt made for all the women in the community of Anthony, it is only opened for the women that are wanted there! Annette is known to be one of the best instructors in the community and has helped many women with there health, depression ext. Annette class has personally helped me with my overweight and depression. With the class being canceled it will affect all the women that got together every morning and every afternoon to dedicate one hour to them selfs. I believe that the decision that was made today was poorly and obviously the women that attended the center specifically for Annette's zumba class were put aside and we all feel that our vote as women did not count.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

The Womens Intercultural Center is a great place for women in the community to participate In different activities. I participate in a daily basis in the zumba classes that are provided for all the women and men in the community. It has helped me with my health, stress and loss of weight. The center also has many other activities that everyone in the community can participate.

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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Rating: 1 stars  

Que falta de etika prefesionalismo de Directora tienen en este Centro cultural de la mujer me siento descriminada por ablar Espanol cuando estamos en otra siglo de era que nosave lo importante que es hoy en dia ser bilingue, y para colmo nos quita Zumba cuando se supone que es un centro para la mujer donde puede venir mucha jente para aprender a sali a delante ranto en la.clases de Ingles como en la salud y otras actividades para que la mujer pueda aprender a desembolverse por por si solasola favor si hay alguuen mas arriba que ella tienen que empesar por aser algo por el centro

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

Definitibamente expesificando la Directora porfavor ella no merese estar en ese puesto cuando descrimina y no ase nada por la mujer...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for the Womens Intercultural Center for about a year now. And what I can say is that they surprise me each day. They always have something useful for people who are in need for help. They always find ways to provide classes for people who are in a need to learn. They always have the answer to anything. They do not give up on anybody and they give away free books to help empower education to its community. They reach far and beyond to help each individual who needs help or just some advice. The staff is wonderful that they talk to you personally including the executive director Mary Carter who is able to sustain the center for so long and help out individuals to reach there goals. I have no idea how she does it. The type a dedication I see throughout the staff is something so rare that it is something to be cherished and grateful to still have people like this in a time like this. I am glad to volunteer for such a wonderful organization that has help me developed a greater sense of community.

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

I would like for them to expand from beyond the region they currently serve so that more people can be helped and would experience what I have experienced in the Womens Intercultural Center.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered and attended many of the events this center has had to offer. They offered an opportunity when the City of Anthony first became a City to talk to the candidates running for Mayor and the Trustees by asking them questions that we thought was important in our community. By doing this the Center allowed us to pick who we believed would be the right people to run for the City and who would make the changes we believed we needed in the community. They celebrate their participant and volunteer's birthdays which was really nice because I've never seen anything like that before. Over the summer they have workshops for youth that help mentor them into becoming successful in the future. The best part about this center is they also offer counseling if you have any problems you need to talk about. Not only does the counseling help but just befriending the ladies that come to the center and talking with them. Once you step in the door your life changes forever.

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

I've seen it every day I volunteer, how incredible these women feel when they leave. All of the different things they learn and different products they make out of it. Come in and you'll see for yourself.

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

I don't know about changes to this organization but I wish there was more just like them around the nation.

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

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel incredible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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