Promoting the human dignity and well being of all immigrants in our community.

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Holiday Giving at BIIN

This year, give your friends and family gifts of kindness that help local immigrants. Your gift receipt will receive a specially designed e-greeting card of your choice and the joy of knowing that, because of them, immigrants will have access to...

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Recommended Reading

As 2020 draws to a close and the U.S. anticipates new leadership from the White House, many people have been wondering what this may mean for immigration law, policy and regulations.  For those interested in learning Read more…

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IRA Program Continues to Innovate

Ten years ago, when BIIN was formed and began as an organization to offer services to immigrants in the Brazos Valley, its “charter” program was IRA:  Information, Referral and Assistance.  For years, IRA’s trained volunteers have hosted Read more…

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Recommended Reading

The news media continue to provide much food for thought, regarding:  evidence of disparities in the ways that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted different segments of the population, debates over the nature of any future Read more…

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Updates on Línea Amiga

Calls have been coming in to Línea Amiga, the local Spanish-language helpline that was created to provide a way for people to ask questions and get information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was launched Read more…

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Update on Programs

How does a non-profit “pivot” in a pandemic?  For BIIN, this has meant keeping our focus on the needs of immigrants in our community, while practicing social distancing, to ensure that we do not contribute Read more…

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Virtual Sip and Learn

BIIN is hosting a virtual Sip and Learn event via Zoom on Saturday, June 27, at 3 pm. We will have a lively discussion and a chance to hear not only about the families that received Read more…

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Línea Amiga

A new Spanish-language helpline, Línea Amiga, has just been launched to provide information for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Staffed by trained volunteers, and supported jointly by BIIN, Friends Congregational Church, and the First Read more…

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BIIN CARES Update

Dear friends, Wow! ¡Carramba! Ouf! We did it! Thanks to your generosity, we have reached our goal in the BIIN CARES campaign: raising $50,000 to support our neighbors impacted by COVID-19 and the economic downturn. In particular, Read more…

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What happens at IRA?

Information, Referral, and Assistance (IRA) is one of BIIN’s long-standing programs. But if you’ve never been to IRA, you may wonder what exactly happens there.  Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, people needing help with different kinds of Read more…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Jake Shatzer is a junior at Texas A&M, doing a double major in International Studies and Economics and a minor in Spanish. After studying abroad, Jake was looking for ways to get involved with the Read more…

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February Sip and Learn

Join us on February 23, 2020 at 3 PM at the BIIN office to learn about the legal challenges of being an immigrant in Brazos Valley. Laura Leon, a local immigration attorney, will talk about real legal cases Read more…

Volunteer Info

BIIN Program Updates

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in attending our programs or volunteering to help with them. BIIN still needs wonderful volunteers for our conversational English classes on Mondays and Wednesdays Read more…

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Help BIIN while you shop!

Love shopping online with Amazon? Love supporting BIIN and immigrants in your community? Thanks to AmazonSmile, you can now do both at the same time!AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon and features all the same products Read more…

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Volunteer Spotlight

Norma Madrigal is an Information, Referral, and Assistance (IRA) volunteer that has been volunteering at BIIN for four years. She helps clients with any problems they have, whether it be translation needs or advice on Read more…

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BIIN Programs Update

BIIN PROGRAM UPDATES: Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in attending our programs or volunteering to help with them. English Conversation Classes are every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM Read more…

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BIIN Program Updates

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in attending our programs or volunteering to help with them. English Conversation Classes at BIIN will resume on September 9, 2019 on Monday and Read more…

Immigrant Stories

Meet Nicolas

Friends,  Meet Nicolas. Nicolas is one of our hard-working students. He comes twice a week, every week, to our evening English classes. As a young child, his mother always told him to work hard and Read more…

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4TH OF JULY FUNDRAISER KICKOFF

Friends, Tomorrow our annual 4th of July Fundraiser is kicking off. This year, it is our goal to raise enough money to sponsor fifty students in citizenship classes. These citizenship classes provide local immigrants with Read more…

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BIIN Updates

BIIN will  have a Volunteer Orientation on June 7, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the BIIN office, 107 Williamson Drive in Bryan. We are located in the gymansium behind St. Michael’s Episcopal School. Read more…

Previous Events

We Received a Grant!

Thank you Mays Business School! Students in the Strategic Philanthropy course chose BIIN to be a recipent of its Community Grant. We received $10,500 for operational support. 

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Volunteer Spotlight

Janet Morford moved to the BCS area in 2017 from Illinois. She learned about BIIN through St. Thomas Episcopal Church and was excited to get involved and contribute to a positive and constructive organization. She Read more…

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The Faces of BIIN

Originally from Brownfield Texas, Greyson Holt is an outstanding volunteer for our Conversation Partners program. He first found out about BIIN from a friend after revealing his hope to possibly volunteer somewhere he could speak Read more…

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The Faces of BIIN

Ricardo Gonzalez is the volunteer-coordinating intern for BIIN. He is a senior Sociology major with a minor in Latino Studies and Japanese from Dallas, Texas. Ricardo has helped with the management of volunteers’ accounts and Read more…

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Sponsor a Student!

Our Conversation Partners program is where aspiring citizens practice speaking English and answering interview questions. But… our students need textbooks! Please consider sponsoring a student. For $31 you can sponsor one student’s textbook and workbook Read more…

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Annual Meeting

Thanks to all who came out to BIIN’s Volunteer Appreciation and Annual Meeting on August 19th! It was great to come together and celebrate BIIN’s work this past year. If you missed it, here are Read more…