The mission of BAIRS is to provide comprehensive services that assist all Immigrants and all Refugees in gaining self-sufficiency in the US. No matter where in the US.
We also participate in providing humanitarian aid to orphans and vulnerable women, affected by war, in Afghanistan.
CEO and Executive Director is Mr. Rahim Aurang, He received an MBA degree under a John F. Kennedy Scholarship at the University of Washington DC. He founded BAIRS on his dedication to and expertise in assisting newcomers in the US.
Throughout his supervision, BAIRS has been recognized with several prestigious awards from the State of California, the American Red Cross, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and many community based Organizations. He served as the Chair of the East Bay Forum on Refugee Affairs for 14 years. Mr. Aurang was born in Afghanistan.
Chair of the Executive Committee is Mr. Jan Breukers. Originally from Holland, he lived and worked in Canada in the seventies, extensively travelled Europe and the US, immigrated to New Zealand in 1990 and came to the SF Bay Area in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science.
Secretary of the Board is Mrs. Yvonne Breukers-Kegge, who was born in Sydney Australia, and she lived in Holland, Germany, New Zealand, Ghana, Louisiana, Washington State and Southern California before settling in the Bay Area.
Some of the projects that BAIRS has been actively involved in are:
Incentive Social Adjustment
Social Adjustment Youth
East Bay Citizenship
Refugee Women Support
Community Network Employment Services
CALWorks Community Awareness Campaign
CAKWorks Job Preparation & Placement
BAIRS dedicates its services to the memory of the first immigrants who forged this nation. We promise to help others to achieve everything that we ourselves have accomplished and sometimes take for granted. Together we can make a difference. Please contact us to help us help others.
Resources for All Refugees and All Immigrants. Your first and last connection for integration.