Funders and Partners
Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc. (WEE) is working very hard to reach out and build relationships and partnerships with other immigrant and community groups, social service providers and faith-based organizations in the area. Our effort serves as a catalyst for social change in communities that are very conservative and discriminate against immigrants and people of color. We are raising awareness and working with other community groups in ensuring that immigrant and low-income women’s issues and problems are raised, discussed and addressed in these communities.
We are collaborating with the Post-Deportation and Human Rights Project on the Know Your Rights participatory projects. We have planned and conducted domestic violence workshops for our members and are planning other workshops on immigration, deportation, child custody and racism workshops. The process has been documented and the documentation will be used for reporting and for articles on WEE’s work as well as for Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice annual report, publications, and in larger project on fighting the effects of detention and deportation. As part of this collaboration, WEE members will also engage in a series of activities and educational exercises for participatory and/or action research. The Post-Deportation Human Rights project is part of the Boston College’s Center for Human Rights & International Justice. The Project offers a novel and multi-tiered approach to the problem of unlawful and harsh deportation from the United States.
We have also been working with groups like The Domestic Violence Task Force, The Neighborhood Developers, Centre Presente, and others to push for legislature and policies to maintain programs. We have worked, advocated, signed petitions, made calls, wrote to senators, attended meetings with elected officials and participated in demonstrations to stop budget cuts. We also signed on implementations of laws that affect women and immigrant communities. We have also made presentations at task force meetings, community groups and schools like Boston College and Brandeis University's Sustainable International Development Program addressing community organizing approach to intimate partner violence and the social justice movement.
Our work has been supported by:
AmeriCorps New American Integration Program through The MIRA Coalition
Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Boston College Migration and Human Rights Participatory Action Research Project (MHRP PAR)
Boston Jewish Community Women's Fund
Boston Women's Fund
Burgess Urban Fund
Cradle to Crayons
East Boston Savings Bank
Haymarket People's Fund
Nellie Mae Educational Foundation
Revere on The Move (ROTM)
Speaker Robert DeLeo's Office
The Boston Foundation
The City of Revere
The Giving Commons
The Lenny Zakim Fund