Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action

Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action TIGRA promotes ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP to advance human rights and help realize a solidarity economy.
With offices in Oakland, CA and Manila, Philippines, and programs and initiatives based around the globe, TIGRA's work aims to reshape the transnational migration ecosystem to one that empowers a network of individuals, families, communities and ethical businesses. Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action is a 501(c)3 organization registered in California.
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TIGRA dreams of a hopefully not-so-distant future, where people of different nations, but especially those from developing countries like the Philippines or Bangladesh or Mexico, migrate to wherever they want because they can - not because they have to. That should not be the privilege of only a few. In that future that TIGRA envisions, migration is a choice and not an economic necessity. Migrating somewhere is not something people have to do because they feel there are no opportunities for a better life for them and their families in their own countries. TIGRA works towards a vision where going from one place to another is a right that is exercised, and is seen and experienced by all as an option among many, that will lead to fulfillment, growth and learning--not just for the individual, but for their communities and countries.

Mission: We seek to empower migrants, their communities and the companies that support them, building a future where migration is a choice and not an economic necessity.

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900 Alice St, Ste 400
Oakland, CA
94607

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TIGRA maintains a closely-knit network of 1400+ immigrant associations that range from 40 Guatemalan housecleaners in Oakland to 11,000 taxi drivers in New York. While some are neighborhood-,vocation- or origin-focused, all of these groups are committed to helping TIGRA organize communities around issues of economic empowerment, social justice and transnational grassroots development. At every step of the way, behind every decision and action, we seek to empower migrants, their communities and the companies that support them. We invite you to learn more about our organization and various initiatives, perhaps joining us in working towards a future where migration is a choice, made available to all, and not a necessity.

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