Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

New Orleans, LA   |  http://www.iwesnola.org

Mission

IWES is dedicated to improving the mental, physical, and spiritual health and quality of life for woman, their families and communities of color, particularly among marginalized populations using community-drive research, programs, training, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1993

Principal Officer

Denese Shervington

Main address

2021 Lakeshore Dr Ste 220

New Orleans, LA 70122 United States

EIN

72-1244155

NTEE code info

Anthropology, Sociology (V21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL HEALTH - THROUGH THIS AREA OF FOCUS, IWES PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO DEVELOP AND ENHANCE THEIR LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY SKILLS THROUGH TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACHES. ADDITIONALLY, IWES PROVIDES COMMUNITY MEMBERS, IN PARTICULAR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, WITH COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION, HIV AND TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION EDUCATION AND SERVICES, ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH USING SOCIAL MEDIA, PEER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

Expenses
$3,499,463
Revenue
$418,307

RESILIENCE - THIS AREA OF FOCUS CONCENTRATES ON COMMUNITY-LEVEL, NON-CLINICAL APPROACHES TO EQUITABLE RECOVERY, HEALING AND RESILIENCE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY-WIDE HEALING EVENTS, DOCUMENTING STORIES OF STRUGGLE AND SRUVIVAL, COLLLABORATIONS TO DEVELOP TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACHES AND COMMUNITY-DRIVEN, PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH. IWES HELPS TO BUILD EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, RESILIENCE AND CAPACITY, USING A SOCIAL ECOLOGICAL MODEL (SEM) AS ITS THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK, WHICH REOCGNIZES THAT INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR IS SHAPED BY MULTIPLE LEVELS OF INFLUENCE INCLUDING, INTERPERSONAL, COMMUNITY AND SOCIETAL CONTEXT.

Expenses
$469,440
Revenue
$56,114

EMOTIONAL/PHYSICAL WELL-BEING - TO FURTHER THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION, IWES ENGAGES COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOCUSED ON ADDRESSING THEIR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING, OVERALL PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH. IWES USES THE SOCIAL ECOLOGIAL MODEL (SEM), AN IN-DEPTH MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH, WHICH RECOGNIZES THAT INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR IS SHAPED BY MULTIPLE LEVELS OF INFLUENCE INCLUDING, INTERPERSONAL, COMMUNITY AND SOCIETAL CONTEXT. THROUGH THIS APPROACH, IWES CREATES CULTURALLY PROFICIENT PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND RESEARCH TO ADDRESS AND ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES TO HEAL AND CREATE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE.

Expenses
$298,735
Revenue
$35,709

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