Brooklyn Community Services Wins 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award from Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC)


Brooklyn Community Services is One of Three Nonprofits Honored for Excellence in Nonprofit Management with the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award presented by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC).

Brooklyn, NY, November 29, 2017 — Brooklyn Community Services is one of three nonprofit organizations chosen as winners of the prestigious 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards – a program created and managed by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) – for excellence in nonprofit management. The winning organizations demonstrated excellence in management with innovative and replicable practices, as determined by a 29-member selection committee, following an intensive nine-month long vetting process and 360-degree review of their management practices.

“To serve and empower all members of ONE Brooklyn Community, we strive to set the same high standards and mission-driven goals for running our agency as we do for our direct service work,” said Marla Simpson, President & Executive Director of Brooklyn Community Services. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by Nonprofit Excellence Awards for this effort, and we’re honored to share this recognition with two other wonderful organizations, our fellow winners, Children’s Aid and Gay Men's Health Crisis.”

The 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards Best Practices Workshop & Awards Presentation will be held December 1st at CUNY Graduate Center. BCS and the other winners will participate in a Best Practices Workshop, sharing the management practices that led to their selection. Since 2006, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards program has raised awareness of the importance of the diverse nonprofit community in the NYC area, highlighted best practices in NPCC’s Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence:

· Overall management focus on results and impact
· Governance structure moves the organization forward
· Financial management is strong, transparent and accountable
· Organization is diverse, equitable, and inclusive
· Human resources are valued and developed
· Use of information technology (IT) systems improves efficiency and advances mission
· Communications are strategic, effective, and build brand
· Fundraising and resource development are strategic, donor-centered, and effective

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York manages this program in collaboration with The New York Community Trust, Philanthropy New York and The Clark Foundation. WNYC is the media sponsor. Additional financial and in-kind support is provided by Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., RSM US LLP, and Columbia Business School Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

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.

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