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Womens Centers International

Womens Centers International
CROWDRISE : Jan 30, 2014
Tax ID: 45-4275269
BASED: Oakland, CA, United States


Empowering Women

Women's Centers International (WCI) develops community Centers managed by and for women living in poverty, providing access to integrated training, support and capital needed to advance out of poverty and build stronger communities. A Center ignites a dynamic of transformation that honors self-help as the foundation of progress.

Women devote their resources to their families; they prioritize nutritious food, secure housing, healthcare, education, and public safety – the basic elements of a prosperous community. By investing in women, benefits ripple through families and communities.

Centers provides:

  • A safe place for women living in violent environments;
  • Integrated training, support, and capital – a ‘one-stop’ shop for services that previously required multiple trips to different providers;
  • Targeted response to needs as defined by women. The Center’s integrated programs offer training in four core areas: Business and Job Skills Development, Health Education, Adult Education, and Gender Violence Response;
  • Training in collaboration with existing local experts and organizations, expanding their reach and effectiveness;
  • A supportive environment to develop leaders unified and committed to a social agenda that values women’s wisdom and priorities;
  • Local economic development: The Center houses women-owned businesses, providing products and services the neighborhood lacks;
  • Satisfying, well-paid jobs for community residents;
  • A system of mentoring to build the community asset to self-sustainability within two years.

Tax ID: 45-4275269 •


Alison & Baby Walking for OWC

Alison & Baby Walking for OWC

Amount Raised:



65% Raised of $500 Goal

Oakland Women's Center Rising

Oakland Women's Center …

Amount Raised:



35% Raised of $25,000 Goal


Run the Town for OWC

Run the Town for OWC




13% Raised of $10,000 Goal