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Since its inception in 1983, Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults with intellectual and other disabilities through quality, community-based residential, educational, vocational, recreational and family support services.

Target’s dedicated employees conscientiously work to provide a safe and high quality of life for all clients, now numbering over 300. Our goal is to assist these individuals to be active and productive participants in our community and to live as independently as possible.

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which may be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. It is only through the dedicated commitment and support of caring people and businesses that Target can continue to provide the highest quality of programs and services to assist children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active and productive members of our community, reach their full potential, live as independently as possible, and enjoy a high quality of life.  We hope that you will offer your support by joining us in targeting dreams and fostering opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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Jiffy Mart Recognized

On June 14th, Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) recognized Sharon Peyton and Jiffy Mart of Westminster as outstanding business partners of Target’s Supported Employment Program. Jiffy Mart has employed individuals who receive job training and employment services from Target to fill job positions and earn a competitive wage to support community work integration and independence. Through this invaluable partnership, Jiffy Mart joins Target in assisting individuals with disabilities to be productive members of our community, reach their full potential, and enjoy a high quality of life. Pictured from left, Eric Federline and Todd Bonney of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target), Sharon Peyton of Jiffy Mart, and Brian Burroughs of Target.

Target Board Elects New Members

         
 Dr. J. Michael Tyler

 Patricia McGowan
   Aileen Riley


The Board of Directors for Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., (Target) a nonprofit organization providing services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has elected three new members. Target’s 12 volunteer board members are charged with overseeing operations and making critical decisions regarding client care, governance, and financial performance. J. Michael Tyler is Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College and a licensed psychologist. Tyler previously held senior-level positions at Baker College, Gulf Coast University, Wayne State University, and the University of South Florida.

Patricia McGowan, a Partner with Venable LLP, focuses on a wide range of corporate law matters. McGowan served as Past Chair of the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and as Past Chair of its Committee on Corporation Law. McGowan is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section.

Aileen Riley, a Dietary Aide at Carroll Hospital for over nine years, receives services from Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. Riley was selected as a hospital’s Associate of the Month for her high attention to detail to her work in the Food Services Department. Marcea Cotter, Director for Lean and Process Improvement at Carroll Hospital stated, “Aileen always goes above and beyond what is expected to ensure our team succeeds.” 

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices


Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. This prestigious award is part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Applicants are evaluated on opportunities for learning, a culture of trust, work/life fit, supervisor support for work success, autonomy, and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement — all factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement.

"The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees," said Lisa Horn, Director of SHRM's workplace flexibility initative. "These innovative straties are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage."

2016 Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award
Presented to Morris & Pamela Brown




The Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award is presented annually to an individual or business who exemplifies community service not just to Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., but to our community at large. Morris and Pamela Brown have made a tremendous positive impact to our community.

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Food Lion Honored



On December 9th, Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) recognized Will Frankton and Food Lion in Eldersburg as outstanding business partners of Target’s Supported Employment Program. Food Lion has not only provided exceptional work internships to provide job training for individuals with intellectual disabilities from Target’s Supported Employment Program, but has also hired these individuals to fill open job positions and earn a competitive wage to support community work integration and their independence. Through this invaluable partnership, Food Lion joins Target in assisting individuals with disabilities in targeting their dreams, fostering opportunities, and realizing their full potential.

Rolyn Companies, Inc. Recognized


Rolyn Companies, Inc. (Rolyn) of Rockville, Maryland and its employees were recognized on December 3, 2015 for their ongoing strong partnership with Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.’s Supported Employment Program. One individual in this program was hired by Rolyn three years ago and continues to benefit the company while enjoying his job and maintaining positive relationships with his coworkers.  Rolyn is a leading example of what employers should strive to demonstrate as a company that employs individuals with disabilities. Rolyn joins Target in our mission to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities as they provide a supportive work environment for these individuals to enrich their job skills, enjoy life, and be active and productive members of our community.

Meet two of Target Community & Educational Services' clients through the links below… an extraordinary couple who have been featured in The Washington Post and were interviewed by Katie Couric.

View The Washington Post article "When Bill met Shelley: no disability could keep them apart" by clicking on the link below.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/liveblog/wp/2013/02/07/when-bill-met-shelley-no-disability-could-keep-them-apart/

 

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