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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

277 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

alicewonders

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Im very happy about how they work in the women intercultural center, im thankful about how they treat me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

Truly incredible nonprofit that the community depends on. The work they do is beyond amazing and I will continue to support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mary Carter inspired us with her resourcefulness, optimism, and expertise! What a wonderful way to empower women in the area. Keep it up!

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

Sharon175

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!