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Womens Centers International

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. Tax ID 45-4275269


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.