31st Annual My City, My Place Brighter Futures Awards

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31st Annual My City, My Place Brighter Futures Awards

Annual ceremony to honor those who support and serve people with intellectual disabilities

By Division of Intellectual disAbility Services

When and where

Date and time

Friday, June 23 · 9am - 4pm EDT


4200 City Ave 4200 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

Refund Policy

No Refunds


9:00 AM


Kleckner J. Charles, DSW, MPA, Director, DBHIDS

Valerie Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Secretary, PA DHS

Kleckner J. Charles, Ph.D. oversees the DBHIDS division of Intellectual disAbility Services, which works with the Commonwealth and service providers to offer quality supports and services so individu...

9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Resource Fair

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshops-Session A

1. "Prioritizing Accessibility and Equity" Amy Nieves, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Teylse Masaoay, MSW, Director of Racial Equity, City of Philadelphia 2. "Trauma As It Relates to Wel...

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break & Resources

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Workshops-Session B

Repeat workshops 1-2-3

11:45 AM - 2:15 PM

Luncheon & Award Presentations

Jill Bowen, Ph.D., Commissioner, Department of Behaviora

Amy Nieves, MA, Executive Director, Mayor's Office for P

Jill Bowen, Ph.D., has been Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) since December 2020, having joined the department as Deputy Co...

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Dance Celebration

About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The DBHIDS Division of Intellectual disAbility Services and its Public Awareness Committee are pleased to announce the winners of the 31st Annual “My City, My Place” Brighter Futures Awards.Nominees are community members or groups who made a difference in others’ lives and support individuals registered with Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services. The Brighter Futures Awards are for individuals from all walks of life: neighbors, people with disabilities, teachers, friends, family, employers, co-workers, spiritual leaders, civic groups, organizations, self-advocates, medical professionals, political leaders, businessmen, and businesswomen.

For more information, email IDS.PublicAwareness@phila.gov.

About the organizer

For more information about the Philadelphia DBHIDS Division of Intellectual disAbility Services, visit us online at DBHIDS.org/my-city-my-place.

Wendy Williams, MSW, Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services
701 Market Street, Suite 5200, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106