Our Core Values

 
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CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION   Each culture is nuanced in its communication, verbal and non-verbal. WISE is intentional in learning about these nuances and assisting immigrant and refugee participants in learning to effectively communicate across cultures and share understanding.

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Each culture is nuanced in its communication, verbal and non-verbal. WISE is intentional in learning about these nuances and assisting immigrant and refugee participants in learning to effectively communicate across cultures and share understanding.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY   Economic self-sufficiency is the cornerstone of being able to realize one's full potential. When immigrant women and girls fully participate in the economic system, they and their community thrive.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

Economic self-sufficiency is the cornerstone of being able to realize one's full potential. When immigrant women and girls fully participate in the economic system, they and their community thrive.

SELF-DETERMINATION & SELF-ACTUALIZATION   Each woman and girl should have the freedom to develop her own identity, take pride in both her cultural heritage and personal accomplishments, and choose the best path for herself.

SELF-DETERMINATION & SELF-ACTUALIZATION

Each woman and girl should have the freedom to develop her own identity, take pride in both her cultural heritage and personal accomplishments, and choose the best path for herself.

ARTS AS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR LEARNING & HEALING   WISE embraces the power of art to help immigrant and refugee girls and women to express themselves, be empowered, learn and heal; and strives to incorporate art exposure and activities into its core programming.

ARTS AS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR LEARNING & HEALING

WISE embraces the power of art to help immigrant and refugee girls and women to express themselves, be empowered, learn and heal; and strives to incorporate art exposure and activities into its core programming.

EQUITY   All human beings deserve equitable treatment and access to justice, resources, opportunities, education and fairness. WISE champions this equitable treatment and access to ensure the best possible outcomes for the immigrant and refugee girls and women it serves.

EQUITY

All human beings deserve equitable treatment and access to justice, resources, opportunities, education and fairness. WISE champions this equitable treatment and access to ensure the best possible outcomes for the immigrant and refugee girls and women it serves.

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ADVOCACY   WISE advocates for systems change that increases opportunities for all people to develop their unique potential and use their assets fully, to benefit themselves and contribute to society.

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ADVOCACY

WISE advocates for systems change that increases opportunities for all people to develop their unique potential and use their assets fully, to benefit themselves and contribute to society.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS   Women and girls from different cultural backgrounds share commonalities, and when working together they can impact social change and create solutions for themselves.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS

Women and girls from different cultural backgrounds share commonalities, and when working together they can impact social change and create solutions for themselves.