Marla Simpson, President of Brooklyn Community Services, to be Honored by Human Services Council

Marla Simpson, President/Executive Director of Brooklyn Community Services, to Receive Human Services Council's Leaders of Influence Award on December 11 in New York City
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Dec. 8, 2017 - PRLog -- Marla Simpson, President/Executive Director of Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), will receive the Human Services Council's Leaders of Influence Award at the HSC 22ndAnnual Leadership Awards Reception, to be held on Monday, December 11th from 6:30-9:00pm at The Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street.

"I am especially honored to receive this award from the Human Services Council, which is such an effective advocate on behalf of BCS and the many community organizations throughout our City that share our mission of serving New Yorkers in need ," said Simpson. "I am proud to share this recognition with our dedicated BCS staff, our hard-working Board of Directors and our resilient clients."

The HSC Leadership Awards also salute: Advocate of the Year, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council; Equity Champion, Alan Cumming; Friend of the Sector, Crystal & Company and Next Generation Leaders, Jina Paik, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Mohan Sivaloganathan, Sheltering Arms.

Simpson will receive HSC's Leaders of Influence Award together with other New York City nonprofit leaders: Nancy Biberman, Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation; Mary Ellen Clark, New York City Employment and Training Coalition; Judith Kahan, Center Against Domestic Violence and Douglas O'Dell, SCO Family of Services.

For more information on the HSC 22ndAnnual Leadership Awards Reception, contact or 212-836-1230

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About Human Services Council

Human Services Council strengthens New York's nonprofit human services sector, ensuring New Yorkers from all walks of life, across diverse neighborhoods, cultures, and generations reach their full potential.

About Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) celebrates the strength of the human spirit, and throughout 2017, we continue to celebrate our 150th Anniversary. Our mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or intellectual disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face, as we strive to ensure opportunity for all to learn, grow and contribute to ONE Brooklyn Community. To achieve this mission, we offer comprehensive and holistic services: early childhood education; youth development services and educationally rich after-school programs; counseling for at-risk families; treatment, recovery and job training to support the life goals of adults living with mental illness; person-centered rehabilitation and community living support for adults with intellectual disabilities and disaster recovery case management and relief services. BCS also seeks to increase public awareness of the impacts of poverty on individuals and the community at-large. With a staff of over 500 and over 25 sites around the borough, BCS serves 18,000 people every year. Today, BCS is one of the longest serving nonprofit, non-sectarian social service providers in New York City.

Fern Gillespie
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