Vine a aprender Ingles en el 2000 y no aprendi porque me queda tiempo completo dando clases de Costura. Y hasta el dia de hoy lo sigo haciendo. (Entered from a paper review on 8/30/2010 by GNP staff member on behalf of reviewer)
Doing an internship at the Women's Intercultural Center was an amazing experience. Everyone at the center is really nice and helpful. I leaned something from everyone who is part of the center, this includes: staff, volunteers, and participants. Everybody has something to offer and are always willing to help in anything they can. The environment at the Center is great. It's a place were you can find peace, think about your goals in life and recharge your batteries. The Center offers people from the community services which are based on their needs and not based on the decision of the staff. The organization is moving forward on the right direction and to continue doing so, funding is necessary. The Women's Intercultural Center is the catalyst for change in the community and the lives of the participants.
I only planned to volunteer for a month, but I have to say upon coming here I fell in love with the place. It was peaceful and a nice place to work. I've been volunteering with the center for about a year now and I have to admit it's the best decision I've ever made. My skills have grown so much, each day I'm put to the test and offered a new assignment. The Center got me into creating promotional videos for them and I have to say it is an honor editing videos it was a talent I never knew I had. Among that I get to bring out the art of my photography for the Center and get to take new photos of their events and classes. Technology is the best part because that is where I am truly needed I get to help them with their computers and teach them how to resolve the issue when the day comes that they don't have me. This is a great place and I've seen all the help they do for people and it is extraordinary. Not one non-profit I've been to can compete at this level.
I came through Tanf - at first I did not like it, I thought I was wasting time. One day I began translating from English to Spanish. Olivia heard and later looked for me to help her translate some questions for her class. She manifested how pleased she was right then and there I started feeling useful. I was glad I could help. (Entered by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review on behalf of reviewer)
I have offered individual and group counseling services on a weekly basis at the Women's Intercultural Center over the past 4 months. My experience has been outstanding, as I have felt welcomed by the Center's staff and members and look forward to my time there every week. As a doctoral student in counseling psychology at NMSU, I feel that I am gaining important experience and constantly learning through my work with the organization. I look forward to continuing my work with the Center over the next two years. In addition, I am consistently impressed by the breath and variety of educational courses, arts classes, and support programs offered by the Women's Intercultural Center. The Women's Intercultural Center is truly a grassroots, community based organization, as it values and utilizes the strengths of its members to work towards more widespread community empowerment.
I have lived and worked in this community for 30 years. During this time I have met many families and are aware of their educational, economic, spiritual, and political needs. This goes hand in hand with the mission that the Women's Intercultural Center strives to accomplish. To be able to take part in the growth of this organization has been rewarding since my reason for volunteering was to take part in helping the families progress. This includes surrounding area communities. By volunteering I feel I show God gratitude for His blessings in my life.