"Public Service isn't just a job. It's a calling. It's hard work, and it's largely unsung. The work matters to me because it means something to make our community better. In fact, it means everything". - Abdur-Rahim Briggs
The journey began during the summer of 1997 when our Founder and CEO, Abdur-Rahim Briggs found out his twin brother was diagnosed with HIV. Within a couple of years later, infection rates continued to grow within the African-American community. Mr. Briggs channeled his pain into positive energy and wanted to give back to the community. With the support of a few friends near and far, he created the annual “White Party” which was born out of his backyard with 151 people in attendance.
As attendance of the event quickly outgrew the barbeque fundraiser it was meant to be. Mr. Briggs asked for additional support. That support led to the formation of the Ummah Endowment Fund from 2002-2007, the creation of Al Sura, Inc. 2008-2016, and now Project Briggs, Inc. which was formed to expand its scope and services to assist with urban projects and initiatives.
The name Project Briggs, Inc. represents an opportunity to address larger scopes of health and wellness disparities, targeting our outreach efforts to communities of color, building awareness to access organizations and agencies that focus on healthy living, and focusing our efforts on philanthropic advocacy within our diverse community.
Project Briggs, Inc. continues to engage, promote and assist a wide range of urban projects across various diverse communities within the Greater Washington, DC area and beyond, via social marketing, outreach activities and events.
In accordance with its President-CEO Abdur-Rahim Briggs, our Motto: “Community is Our Superpower” is our rallying cry adopted in an effort to successfully partner with various organizations in the areas of health/wellness, finance, leveraging our marking tools for outreach efforts and fundraising.
Why are we doing this; why are we here?
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President-CEO of Project Briggs, Inc.
The goal of Project Briggs, Inc. is to broaden the scope of reach that became limited with traditional fundraising concepts, but will be limitless with Project Briggs, Inc. It is the kind of inclusive organization that diverse people are given an opportunity to form and strengthen alliances
Despite millions of Federal dollars being spent to assist underrepresented and disenfranchised urban communities in the Greater Washington, DC area and beyond, Project Briggs, Inc. seeks to find innovative ways to partner with organizations to assist their outreach efforts while leveraging its platforms to those communities that receive the least amount of attention
Project Briggs, Inc. will assist with effective social marketing tools and consistent messaging through strong partnerships, community engagement opportunites and alliances through solid relationships with its stakeholders
With your support, we can effect change that’ll be tangible. It’s time to make a real difference
Abdur-Rahim Briggs featured in California State University, Bakersfield Alumni Newsletter