Centro do Imigrante Brasileiro (Brazilian Immigrant Center)

Law and Justice, Economic Opportunity
Centro do Imigrante Brasileiro (Brazilian Immigrant Center)

Geography: Boston

Founded: 1995


14 Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Allston, MA 02134

About Centro do Imigrante Brasileiro (Brazilian Immigrant Center)

The Brazilian Immigrant Center's mission is to support workers’ struggles in the Greater Boston area around issues of workplace rights and immigration. Through advocacy, education, leadership, and capacity building, BIC joins immigrant workers and their families in the fight against economic, social, and political marginalization and in working to create a more just society.

BIC's programs center on organizing, advocacy and training designed to reduce marginalization of immigrants, and promote their empowerment as workers and civic participants. BIC is the only Portuguese speaking Boston non-profit that puts workers’ rights and workplace justice at the center of our service and organizing mission.

BIC is often the bridge between the Brazilian community and the legal system. The staff and volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the community in matters of workplace justice. The Center hosts frequent weekly workshops and seminars to train workers in their rights, in how to organize and train others, and support them in the complaint process. BIC sees helping workers with their problems, sometimes as individuals and often as groups, as a key strategy to connecting with the community and promoting organizing.