I love the women's cultural center because they are not racist and include anyone in the benefits they have regardless of the immigration status that is a great help for many who do this for life and they help so many people \u2764\uFE0F Number 5\u2705
I love everything they do and how they have adapted their operations to meet the needs of the people through this pandemic.
I would like to thank The Women's Intercultural Center along with Toni & Robert Jaquez. During this pandemic they took the initiative to help families in need. My family was blessed with a gift card from WInC to one of our local grocery store to make our Thanksgiving memorable. Thanks to them I was able to provide a decent meal. WInC has always helped me emotionally, moral support and in many ways like this time with a gift card \uD83E\uDD70.
Women's intercultural center is essential source of services including food distributions. It has helped my family during these difficult times knowing their there is a huge relief. The gifts cards are a blessing as well.
Great service, amazing team and a proud group of generous people with big hearts! Thank you for everything you all do in our community, as you continue to inspire us everyday!
If you need motivation, the Center is there. If you need someone to talk to, the Center is there. If you need food the Center is there. If you want to learn new skills or talents, the Center is there. If you need advice, the Center is there. If you need any kind of help, the Center is there. If you want your life completely changed for the better, the Center is there.
The Women's Center is the one place in Anthony that can completely change your life and it isn't just their work to help others but it is the people running the Center that make it one of the most unique non-profits I have ever visited. If you have the opportunity to visit, I urge you to seriously stop by because your life will forever be changed. There are three volunteers I will always hold the closest to my heart during my visit there and they would be Saif, Mary, and Allen. Saif and Mary are two of the most incredibly inspiring individuals you can meet in your lifetime. Not only have the accomplished so much but they provide the best advice in the world and really make it feel possible that you can overcome anything you may face in life. Allen while I did not get to talk with him much, he still has one of the most welcoming faces and beautiful smile and you just know he has the kindest of hearts.
I ended up here on a school trip to learn about immigration and all I can say is wow, not only did I learn a lot but I gain a new family not only Saif, Mary, and Allen but a few of their participants like Judith, Veronica, Lazaro and more. I came for just a week but I am impressed with how amazing this non-profit and wish we had one in my area. Although, I know Saif and Mary would tell me that I could have one here, and I would just need to create it.
I don't want to yammer on forever, because I know I would but the Center is the heart and soul of not only Anthony but some of the kindest, strongest, most inspiring people you can ever meet. They completely changed my life and if there's anything I could ask for them is to please support them, donate to them, volunteer with them because they truly use all their resources to impact their community.
HELP , they help alot of people in many ways they provide a wide variety of programs. Very happy and thankful .
This nonprofit center help many families in the community as well they provide us with many different classes for us to learn other traits and they always service the community with what they get in donations and distribute them with the families in the community. I am very grateful to the community for bringing many families together. Thank you for your donations they will truly help many families here in the community.
The Women's Intraculutural Center is a big part of our community that provides many resources and educational services! Thank you!
I love the help the Women's Intercultural Center does for the community, from the food distribution to the classes offered. Thank you so much.
This non profit organization does a very good job with interacting and helping the community with a large variety of problems. It is doing very well as there are always community members present. It could improve by making itself more known to the public.
I am currently taking guitar at the center, and have been since September 2018. I have very much enjoyed my experience. The staff are great and very accommodating. Keep up the great work!
WInC is a community center, beyond what is the most obvious, their ED serves to empower, educate, and uplift individuals one by one so that they can continue to grow and thrive in their families and their communities, but most importantly, for themselves. This nonprofit center has provided and continues to be a safe place for families to gather, learn, and share.
The Center is such a beautiful place and truly needed not only in Anthony but the world. I can't thank them enough for all of the experiences I had there and to see the impact they are making every day. Truth be told when I first arrived here I was going through a lot of depression. I felt lost and really didn't know what to do with my life. Every second of the day I just thought about it being the last day. I first came to the center as part of a trip for my school. We participated in the border awareness experience program that the center offers. Not really sure why I took the trip and signed up with my school to do it. Trips are randomly assigned so I expected to go somewhere else but I'm so glad I came here.
Upon arriving our group first ended up meeting Saif and little did I know this guy along with another individual would change my life. Just within the first 10 minutes Saif made us feel like we were at our second home and that we were now part of his family. He was so funny and so genuine that we couldn't help but love him. The first day he took us out to see the border highway and scenic drive in El Paso, TX. He showed us where the border was between U.S. and Mexico and a few personal stories of him growing up in El Paso right next to Mexico. Just from this first night alone I knew this was going to be a great week.
The rest of the week we got to meet with Border Patrol, visit a Federal Courthouse and speak with attorneys and judges, met with Las Americas, Human Rights Activists, and more. It was an absolutely incredible experience and I wasn't expecting to see both sides of the issue. My group was primarily one sided but interacting with Border Patrol, the attorneys and judges we definitely opened up our outlook of thinking. We realized we had the power to change what we didn't like and that Border Patrol, Customs, ICE were definitely not the bad guys. They were so open with us and allowing us to ask anything and even shared their own experiences. Immigration wasn't the only issue we touched on because after 5 we had time on our own and while I thought Saif would leave after that time, no he was always there if we needed anything so being able to talk to him was a benefit. By the second night Saif spoke to us about his viewpoints of immigration as a whole but also his viewpoints on other issues. One issue that came up was depression and he talked about someone close to his life suffering depression. At first he believed it was something easy to overcome and never understood why he didn't. He ended up learning that it wasn't an easy thing to overcome and which is why he talks with him everyday and spends time with him checking up on him and doing outings and turning video games into topics of life to overcome depression. Just from talking to him I started to open up to him about my depression and he offered me a few tips of advice which has helped me tremendously. If it wasn't for him I don't believe I would have ever graduated from my university.
Later that week we also ended up meeting Mary the woman who runs the center and if I wasn't already impressed with Saif, I was blown away with her. She was so intelligent, motivational, and so down to earth. She shared with us her story of ending up at the center and all the various places she worked at. She shared with us the importance of understanding both sides of an issue and sitting at the table to make sure our voice is heard and to fight for what we want. She became the type of woman I wanted to be when I grew older. She taught us to speak for ourselves and to speak up, she taught us to love ourselves, she taught us to enjoy life even more just like Saif did.
I could go on and on about everything I learned there, but in the end just know this center changed my life and see them doing that every day with every person that walks through their doors. I was blessed to have come down to Anthony and honored to have met Saif and Mary. Thank you to the both you.
I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Director there Mr. Almuhaibi. This past weekend I was visiting my aunt and I had no idea she was a victim of domestic violence. She told me the story of how she came to the center and he opened up the doors to assist her. She talked about how weary she was to speak to him but how he reached out to her and how kind he was and how patient he was to listen to her. She described him as a saint who was placed there to assist her when she truly needed it the most. Upon more research I found out my other family members have also visited for other services the center provides. I am very impressed with their recycling initiatives and their book lending library to promote reading. I am impressed with the variety of classes they offer and how they work to make every participant feel comfortable and address their needs.
I visited the center on Sunday to attend the Xochitl Town Hall meeting because she was a candidate I voted for and I was very impressed by not only the turn out but an incredible job you all did hosting her. I saw that Mary is now the director and was wondering if Mr. Almuhaibi is still around. I was hoping to possibly run into him and thank him for what he did. Upon further research on the facebook page I learned I could do a review. So in essence I love all the work you are doing and I love that so many women have a place to go to when they are in need. Thank you.
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The WINC is a great place to volunteer and help my community out. They are very welcoming and helpful.
The Women's Intercultural Center helps me interact with other women in my community. They care for the empowerment and betterment of ALL women.
The Women's Intercultural Center is providing my community and fellow women with amazing educational opportunities that are unmatched throughout the region.
I am proud of them for doing, such a wonderful job for the community.
The Women's Intercultural Center is the hotspot of not only Anthony but El Paso, Las Cruces and all of the small towns around them. They offer a variety of programs that help the community from nutrition classes, diabetes class, small business workshops, couponing etc. They also offer classes that help teach you a new skill or uncover a talent you didn't know you had while also being able to share your story with others and they as well. We're talking about Acrylic Painting, Guitar, yoga, reiki, acudetox and more.
They even offer to classes to help you become a U.S. Citizen and even help you with the paperwork. Essentially the center is a hotspot for not only when you are looking for something to do and unlock new talents, but a center you can come to whenever you need. The leadership behind the center works on meeting not only the needs of the community but ensuring every individual has access to him/her overcome their challenges. A huge shout out to Mary & Saif, the innovaters that keep this center running and the incredible programs that not only they bring, but the pure fact of the amount of heart they give to the center and each and every person that walks through those doors. They are powerful leaders that define what is to give back and what is to help people thrive. Thank you Mary and Saif.
Wonderful experience. Our parenting group was always very supported by all the staff of the Women's Intercultural Center. It was a great privilege to have the opportunity of doing our parenting group at this location.
They are helping the refugees who need to learn how to pass the immigration test. They are so welcoming and caring, nothing needs to be improved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I absolutely love this place! I've learned so much, and made great friends. Great atmosphere, clean place and friendly people.
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
I would like to see more classes to benifit ny family
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!
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
They went above & beyond in helping host & advertise our health ed event. Great at communication & eager to find ways to help the local community.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Women's Intercultural Center has an amazing staff that is devoted to improving the quality of life for many people going through the citizenship process. Their knowledge and insight to the immigration process was inspiring to learn from. This non-profit is extremely devoted to their clients and educating others about the work they do with the issues they face. If we had more people like them doing this work, our society would be a much better place. I am beyond grateful to have learned from these amazing people, and have been inspired by them to get involved with the immigration process in my own community.
I love this organization, I was a volunteer for a month and I hate to leave but I will definitely come back once in a while. They have the doors open for anyone , friendly environment. I love this place as a nonprofit professional environment to personal friendly proficient. Definitely highly recommend place for assistance , distress even to help your self or others from thrift store !
Im very happy about how they work in the women intercultural center, im thankful about how they treat me.
The center provides great workshops to engage with the community, and it allows the community to stay informed about important issues. The public has easy access to these workshops, and many other services provided by the nonprofit. It is a great place/ source for our community.
They actually do everything very well in all categories. I would have to say they don't get enough recognition for what they do and gratitude!
Truly incredible nonprofit that the community depends on. The work they do is beyond amazing and I will continue to support.
The Women Intercultural Center is a great non-profit organization for our community. The center has been a part of my life as I volunteered, completed my field experience and participated in many of the exciting classes that the center offers the community. Also Mary Carter has been a great mentor and has guided me the right direction, whether it’s personal or in a professional matter.
Well they provide a lot of different programs at a very reasonable price if any at all. They have Zumba, Guitar Lessons, Tia Chi, and many more for about a dollar or two. They also provide classes to enrich oneself and have many information on many different state programs available.
Over all my experience attenting the Women's Intercultural Center has been a great experince, I got to feel like I was part of them for the mean while. I enjoyed getting to see so manny diffferent faces as well as recognizing faces everyday whom they keep coming back. I helped around the store that the center provided, and also had people fill out questionarities for a project that the boss was working on. I also had the chance to meet and talk to older woman do to their personal experince. It was not only shoking to hear this touching stories, but it allowed me to value my self as an indivial and to recognize, and not let myself if I was ever to be in a situation like theirs. this experience also allowed me to attend and to be part of a Wiz Latina conference which was also a great experience that really moved me. For me not to forget whom we are and how special, and powerful we are and could be as Latinas. Overall my experience help me to gain confidence as a character and to believe in myself to achieve my goals in life. the center reminded me that woman are stronger that what they actually seem to be, and no matter how bad, painful, or awful a situation gets woman will always rise.
Mary Carter inspired us with her resourcefulness, optimism, and expertise! What a wonderful way to empower women in the area. Keep it up!
I have had several events held at the Center. The staff is polite, extremely helpful, and capable. The food good (I generally don't eat during events but am told its delicious) and the space large with lots of light and general ambiance. Decent parking and the location puts you in the middle of the community. They provide technology but you should bring your own screen/projector for something larger. That's the only critique I can muster. An overall great place to utilize.
At the beginning of 1916 I began volunteering at the Center and LOVED it! Creating found object art workshops that refreshed the walls in the Art Gallery while showing participants that anyone could CREATE! Participants were given the option of keeping their work or making it available to sell. Due to circumstances I took a 'furlough' & am looking forward to return SOON!
1st photo: Friendship & International Women's Day. 2nd photo: Red All Over. 3rd photo: Father's Day, some Dad's attended! 4th photo: Happiness based on - The Pursuit of Happiness.
For me art is FUN & therapeutic. I consider it a joy to share the creative experience with others.
I've visited The Women's Intercultural Center for numerous years, initially donating books and other items so I've had the opportunity to watch it evolve. As a found object artist who is tired of 'lugging' my work around to small markets, I decided at the end of 2015 that I would contact nonprofits from Las Cruces, NM down to El Paso, TX offering my art to be used in fundraisers. Nice idea until I realized the time, etc. in doing that! One day, out of the blue, I receive a phone call from Mary Carter. She told me how she remembered the art curating I had done some years back at a local utility company and 'might' I be interested in doing the same for The Center? WOULD I? YOU BET I would! Also that she recognized the need to expand the art programs which would also benefit the community.
I am SO looking forward to working with this dynamic person, curating, conducting art workshops and bringing more affordable art to the area. Art is a venue that lifts people up, that teaches life skills along with problem solving. It's an equalizer in the sense that anyone can create! on and on and on!
2016 WILL BE a great year for The Women's Intercultural Center!
(2/4) I had to study for the 100 possible questions that are on the exam. The instructor was phenomenal and had all the patience in the world. She broke down th
The WIC is a fantastic resource for people and business between El Paso and Las Cruces. The building provides amenities you need and want and the staff is supremely helpful. When you want to reach the communities of far west El Paso and far south Dona Ana the WIC is your fist choice.