WInC Strong Women
The Women’s Intercultural Center (WInC) located in Anthony, NM educates, empowers and engages women. Their mission is to provide a place for women to learn and work together to develop their social, spiritual, economic and political potential. A national leader in providing alternative education and economic self-sufficiency, WInC carries out their mission through their WINGS (Women Interweaving Needs and Goals for Success) Program which incorporates classes, trainings and workshops in alternative education and personal development, economic self-sufficiency and consciousness raising for change. Additionally the program incorporates individualized tools and resources based on the needs of the women they serve to achieve their desired goal. WInC’s main facility is a 7,000 sq. eco-friendly building made out of compacted earth and tires; it is the only public building of its kind in the country. The building was designed and built by Center’s participants. The building was a gift to the community and to their future; a reminder to their daughters and immigrant women of the community that they are worth the effort. Everything that WInC does is designed to help women thrive. No program is ever implemented without the request or input of its participants as the Center operates through a participative leadership model. WInC often times assumes leadership roles in variety of areas to meet the needs of its participants. WInC is literally “Where It Starts.” Some of the projects they have undertaken have been launched internationally and as the premier spot for women of the region the issues it addresses are incorporated into a way of life for its participants (i.e. instead of teaching the advantages of recycling, WInC teaches participants how to re-use, re-purpose and beautify old items). They add a unique twist to the programs they implement to transform he lives of the women they serve and by educating the women, they educate a family and their communities. Their success rate is recorded in a variety of research documents and in books.
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