WHY DO WE CALL TGI CLIENTS, CLIENT-MEMBERS? Print E-mail

TGI was founded as a place for parolees, by parolees. Paroled men and women, both current and former, play a role in the development and implementation of all TGI's programs. At the conclusion of any course, TGI staffers conduct informal focus groups with course participants to discuss what worked and what needed improvement - parolee input is critical to the success of TGI programs. Paroled men and women receive services from TGI, but they also have ownership over them.  They are members of a community of people dedicated to improving their world and themselves.  It was not enough to call the parolees that seek services at TGI, just "clients". They are members of a place that is steadily growing as a result of their cultivation and commitment to it.

walk-2-end-poverty-052210_webTGI client-members at Oakland's Walk to End Poverty, May 22, 2010