Abdur-Rahim Briggs
2014 Welmore Cook Award

Abdur-Rahim Briggs graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Public Administration from California State University at Bakersfield in 1991. As Founder and Executive Board President of Al Sura, Inc., he is no stranger when it comes to community involvement. His philanthropic endeavors was heavily influenced by the late Roy W. Roberts, II Former Executive Director of The Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club while growing up as a youth in South Central Los Angeles, California where he was named "Youth of the Year" in 1986 by the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors.

After completing his undergraduate studies at California State University at Bakersfield, he relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1994 and began performing volunteer work for organizations such as Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. where he received The Marvin E. Young volunteer of the year award in 2001, the Spirit of Light Award from Mascara, Inc. in 2005, Trailblazer Award from InCrowd International, Inc. in 2008, Inner Light Ministries Community Service Award in 2010, the Alston-Gillard Community Service Award in 2012, the GoodLife Empowerment Award in 2013 and the Welmore Cook Award from DC Black Pride in 2014. 

In other Professional Leadership roles, a current Board Member, he served as President of the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA) from 2009 - 2010. He also received the Chapter Leadership Award in 2010 and the Rita Holt Chapter Member Of The Year for 2009 & 2013. He's actively in envolved with ManDate (a community group) a current Board Member for the Wanda Alston Foundation and a member of the Gertrude Stein Club.


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