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Review for Women's Intercultural Center Inc, Anthony, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I interned at WIC during the summer of 2009. It was the summer after my freshman year in college and I had just recieved a travel grant to intern at organizations that worked on the U.S./Mexico border. Being from the east coast, New Mexico, Mexico and Texas was completely foreign worlds to me. However, while interning at the center for those few months, I was pretty much from day one welcomed with open arms.

There were many things, experiences and people that I still remember fondly from my time there, but most of all I remember learning to always dream big. Mary Carter has just taken over the executive director position at the center, and she had a vision for the center that I had only caught a glimpse of during my time there. However, she always encouraged me to come up with orginal ideas for programs, to see past the current functions of the center into it's limitless future and when I presented my ideas, she listened! As a meager to-be-sophomore this was and still is one of the most important lessons I learned in life.

Moreover, the women I met at this organizations were wonderful, intelligent and moving in their passion for the organization, their families and the community. I got to know everyones stories, many filled with struggle, and saw how much their loved being at the center everyday, and it was incredible. Being surrounded by so many strong woman was such a positive experience for me because it was not everyday on the east coast that I existed in organizations and structures entirely run by a group of women.

The work done at WIC is not only necessarily, but inspirational for the many young girls who hope to become young women someday. Girls who are seeking role models, how to dream and safe place to be themselves. I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity they gave me to learn this at such a young age.

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