Family Services, Inc. Wins 2015 AWE Workplace Excellence Award

Date: May 18, 2015

(Gaithersburg, MD) Family Services, Inc. (FSI), the oldest private non-profit social service organization in Montgomery County, MD, has been selected by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as a 2015 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Award Winner.

The award, which honors companies for providing a quality workplace environment, will be bestowed during the AWE’s Annual Awards Luncheon on May 21, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

AWE evaluated and selected all reward recipients based on: corporate culture and management practices, flexibility of work environment, and communication and employee engagement programs.

The event will honor the recipients of the 2015 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Health & Wellness Seal of Approval, EcoLeadership Award, and Diversity Champion Award. A total of 61 employers will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County and through the United States. The event is anticipated to have approximately 350 business executives in attendance, primarily from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

This year marks the 16th year that AWE will recognize excellence in the workplace. The 61 award winning companies represent organizations of all sizes and in all sectors from across the United States.

All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professional and master's and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, and public health.

The theme for this year's event is "The Future of Workplace Excellence." The awards luncheon will feature a key note address by Michele Norris, President of Navigen Leadership, LLC. AWE is also excited to announce that award-winning Journalist, Leon Harris, from ABC7/WJLA-TV will return as the event emcee again this year. There will be breakout sessions held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., prior to the luncheon that will focus on the future of work and the workplace.

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2015 AWE Award Winners:
For the full list of winners, please click here.

About AWE:

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Montgomery County, MD and Discovery Communications. Over the past 16 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large. AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces within the business community through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and empower economic growth.

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About Family Services, Inc.
Family Services, Inc., a part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is the oldest private non-profit social service organization in Montgomery County, Maryland. Founded in 1908, FSI currently operates over 36 distinct programs throughout Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and reaches over 25,000 people each year. FSI has extensive experience developing and implementing in-home and community-based services for individuals, children, adolescents and families. FSI provides prevention and early intervention programs which address family functioning and child development, operates Montgomery County's domestic violence shelter for women and their children, provides holistic psychiatric rehabilitation services to promote health and wellness to persons with persistent mental illness, and operates an adult medical day program. Programs are delivered by culturally and linguistically appropriate professionals and para-professional staff who represent 50 different countries and speak 42 languages.

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  • Family Services, Inc.
  • 610 East Diamond Ave.
  • Suite 100
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • (301) 840-2000