Author Archives: The Women's Building

$480,000 Returned to You!

This year our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provided free income tax return preparations to our hard working community. We are proud to announce that 523 E-files were accepted this year. The Women’s Building cares about doing taxes because … Continue reading

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In the Heart of the Mission, we offer more than Technology Tutoring

In our safe and welcoming Community Resource Room (CRR) women and men can get one-on-one help on lots of topics. For instance, our Bilingual (Spanish) volunteers can help clients learn computer basics and to use these skills to find jobs. … Continue reading

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TWB’s Got You Covered!

The Women’s Building is proud to be offering a new service to the community beginning January 2014! As part of the Covered California new “Insurance Marketplaces,” we will be offering In-Person Assistance by our bilingual (English/Spanish) Certified Enrollment Counselors. If you are confused … Continue reading

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Our Gardens Grow

We distribute food to over 200 families every Monday morning. Now some of our clients who also volunteer with the food distribution, will start growing their own vegetables. The Women’s Building Immigrant Food Assistance Program has expanded to include garden plots at … Continue reading

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Crafting A Celebration

This Veteran’s Day weekend, the Celebration of Craftswomen will be celebrating 35 years of women’s arts and crafts. The Celebration of Craftswomen, a fundraiser for The Women’s Building, started out in the late 1970’s as a small group of women showing their … Continue reading

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From Fingerprints to Family

Update January 14, 2014 The U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) urgently needs additional funding.  Congress must act by January 15, 2014 to appropriate federal funding for the remainder of FY 2014.  Call … Continue reading

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The City That Holds Us: The Community Resource Room

At the Women’s Building our Community Resource Room (CRR) clients are working with both big and small transitions; from learning to navigate a computer mouse for the first time to finding housing, from looking for jobs to understanding a new … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight – Kimberly Villalobos, Community Technology Program

In May 2013 the Community Resource Room (CRR) bid farewell to outstanding Technology Assistance volunteer, Kimberly Villalobos. Kimberly,  born in Los Angeles to Salvadoran immigrants, is the first in her family to graduate from college receiving a Bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading

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Did You Miss An Easy Refund? Our Tax Prep Clients Got It! Did You Know That…? Over 600,000 Bay Area tax-filers are eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit when they get their taxes done. This EITC (Earn Income Tax … Continue reading

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Seeing the Other Side~Al Ver El Otro Lado~ 眼看著其他方

Each Monday morning our Food Pantry for Immigrant Families serves upwards of 200 families.  We welcome the long line of Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipina/o, Latina/o and other ethnic groups, offering them food assistance and other support services. Recognizing the diverse populations … Continue reading

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