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Women's Intercultural Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Education, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

289 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at this non-profit brings me absolute joy. They truly are the pillar of the community. They offer an incredible variety of classes that I have seen many individuals from the community enjoy. They offer an emergency food pantry along with giving out food every Thursday which is absolutely incredible. When I was there they were usually providing food to 10-15 families. The best part of my experience was talking to the director Sef. (Pretty sure I spelled that wrong, I'm sorry, really sorry, I lost your card with the correct spelling). Talking with him I was able to discover the passion for what I wanted to do with my life. For a while, I was pretty unsure what I wanted to do but I have happily applied for a federal law enforcement job. I just came here to knock out some hours but never expected to meet someone as incredibly inspiring and helpful as Sef. He truly does whatever he can to help the community and take the time with each person and any concerns they may have. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy volunteering at the Center. It has given me the opportunity to grow as a person.The staff is very helpful .I look forward to my future with the Center.I want to thank Saif and for the opportunity and knowledge they have given me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I take the citizenship classes and really like the classes. I would like see a day care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to admit when I first walked into this place I was a little worried that the first person i ran into when coming in was a young man. I came here because I was dealing with a domestic violence issue and because my husband held a large threat over me. i had no idea where to go or what to do, all I did was panick for months and stayed in the relationship because I had nowhere to go and because of my two sons.

When i came to the center they were actually already closed, but a young man spotted me at the front and opened the door and asked me if i needed anything. I was taken aback and just wasn't sure how to respond because you really don't expect to see a man at a placed called the women's intercultural center. I had no idea what to do but something spoke to me and just told me to tell this young man what was going on. He told me he would be happy to help and brought me inside and we went to his office so he could help me. THis wasn't the first time I asked for help, i actually went to an organization down the street, but they sent me away saying they could not do anything. I thought this would be the same but this young man had a certain spark about him that just made me trust him. He started making some calls based on the information I provided him and I was able to file a police report with an officer that he trusted, he then made some other calls to help me file some paperwork that would protect me from the threat my husband was holding over my head. He also provided me a place to stay if needed, however, thankfully a friend had already taken me and my kids in. This young man did everything in his power to resolve my issue and because of him I am grateful to no longer be afraid of my husband. There is more to the story, but it is a little personal, but the police were able to gather enough evidence to take in my husband.

after helping me i really wasn't sure how to thank him, he told me he wasn't here for thanks he was here because God put him in this place to assist others that he guides to the Center. It was also at this moment that I found out his name was Saif and he was the executive director of the women's center. I took one of his business cards because there was no way i was going to remember how to spell that name, but i am forever grateful. I leave this review so others can know not to worry if they see a young man at the women's center, because this young man has a huge heart and he really cares.

Thank you!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I arrived at the Center I was unaware of all the services they provided to the community. The community is truly blessed to have staff and volunteers with as much knowledge , caring and understanding .I can say volunteering at the Center has changed me as a person.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Como instructora estoy muy satisfecha con mi clase, con el personal del centro y con mis alumnas. Espero poder seguir ofreciendo mis servicios como voluntaria...es fascinante. Como alumna; me gustaria ver mas actividades....clases de diabetes, Ingl\u00E9s, GED y manualidades diversas.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There really good the staff is so helpful, and they greet the staff with good manners. Im so happy to be able to learn how to decorate cakes in this facility.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love this place! I've learned so much, and made great friends. Great atmosphere, clean place and friendly people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Son muy atentas muy amables y todo esta muy bien organizado

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really like the service given to me , I have been in several Zumba classes and this is one of the best In Anthony . Everyone is very nice and I feel very welcomed, I wouldn\u2019t change anything

Client Served

Rating: 4

I would like to see more classes to benifit ny family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Yo soy de Santa Barbara Chihuahua y tengo 59 anos y 24 anos de residencia en Anthony Nm. Me meta ha sido hacerme Ciudadana de Los Estados Unidos el Centro me ha ayudado a cumplir mi meta ofreciendo classes cerca de mi domicilio y teniendo Una gran maestra que nos ayuda mucho.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do really well with helping their community and people that come in for any particular service and if they can't help them they will do as much as they can to get that person on the right track!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Women's Intercultural Center helps out the community in many different ways. They have counseling services, an emergency food pantry, A thrift store, and Learning programs. They also provide an ESL class for the participants that don't speak English as well as a Spanish Citizenship class that help those that need to get there citizenship. The Women's Intercultural Center provides a safe and welcoming environment for there participants.

Very Helpful & Good Service

Client Served

Rating: 5

They went above & beyond in helping host & advertise our health ed event. Great at communication & eager to find ways to help the local community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The nonprofit is doing amazing at helping out the community. i expressed my need for some beds and they did not hesitate to donate to me some beds

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This non profit is an incredible impact on the community. The leadership does a great job of educating and positively influencing everyone they come in contact with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are doing amazing things down in Anthony, New Mexico! I went down there for a service and justice trip to learn about the topic oearned so much more. They embody the true goal of a nonprofit hoping one day they will no longer be needed because the problem they aroesn't exist anymore. They are a nonprofit that puts in 110% into anyone that needs their help. They take great care of the people thery well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are very very helpful with all their classes

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just came down this week to visit and bring my grandma who needed some help with her citizenship paperwork. It was incredible to see that my old Border Awareness Experience Coordinator Saif Almuhairbi has become the Interim Executive Director. He helped us with all of the paperwork we did not fully understand and ensured that if we ran into any problems in the future, to be sure to call him and he would help us with those barriers. Saif is doing an incredible job leading the Center and I am excited to see the future advances they make under his leadership.

Thank you Saif and thank you to the Women's Intercultural Center for being there for people in need. I also have to say the Center looks incredible and the women look so happy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came here for what was called the Border Awareness Experience program. I would have to be honest, at first I really was not interested in immigration, and only came down for the credit with my school. Although, my life was changed forever after I met the Women's Intercultural Center staff, and specifically their new Interim Executive Director Saif Almuhairbi. Saif is truly an inspiration to all of those he speaks to. Not only is he very knowledgeable about immigration, and I was able to learn so much from him, but Saif also inspired me towards becoming an immigration attorney but also advocating for my community. If you have the opportunity to come down for this experience, seriously TAKE IT, the program changed my life and being able to meet the participants at the Center, meet with judges and attorneys at the courthouse, take a Border Patrol Tour on the border, and the opportunity to sit and talk with Saif truly was incredible. Thank you to the Women's Intercultural Center for this experience and I will definitely be back to Anthony. Saif, please continue the incredible work you do, and thank you for being so open with me and helping me tackle some of my fears.