Target Community & Educational Services
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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 other disabilities to achieve full participation in our society. 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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Target Community & Educational Services News
On October 9th, Julie
Baughman donated a $672 scholarship check to Sarah Fehle, a McDaniel College
student who interns as a Community Living Manager at Target Community &
Educational Services, Inc. (Target). Through an innovative partnership between
McDaniel and Target, students working to earn a Master’s Degree in Human
Services Management at McDaniel intern as Community Living Managers in Target’s
residential program. This provides real-life experiences in working with
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they work to complete
their academic requirements at McDaniel. Baughman, who earned a Master’s Degree
in Human Services Management through this program in May 2014, wanted to “give
back” to show her gratitude for this experience. After reviewing essays that were submitted anonymously from current
students in this program, Baughman selected the essay written by Fehle that
named her as the recipient of the scholarship check. The funds will be applied
to Fehle’s spring tuition at McDaniel College. Pictured from left are Julie Baughman
and Sarah Fehle.
Target's New Home Under Construction
Target is building a new Alternative Living Unit (ALU - home integrated within the community) in Carroll County, Maryland to meet the needs of individuals in our residential program who require wheelchairs or walkers. Some of these individuals have been with us for years, and due to their increasing physical disabilities associated with aging, now use a wheelchair or walker for mobility. This new ALU includes extra wide hallways and doorways, a wheelchair accessible shower, non-slip bathroom floors, and wood floors that provide greater mobility for wheelchairs. Everyone at Target is excited about this new ALU that should be completed by the end of the year and about continuing to effectively meet the needs of those we serve.
Great Appreciation Goes Out to Everyone Who
Supported Target's 2015 Bull Roast!
Click Here to View Our Generous Sponsors!
We are grateful for the beautiful day on Sunday,
September 27th, and our friends who joined us at High Point Farm in
Clarksburg, MD and all those who supported Target's annual Bull Roast
Looking forward to the 2016 Bull Roast!
A million thanks go out to the Gonzo Cowboys for the awesome music!
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Recognized
Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) recognized MedStar
Montgomery Medical Center (MedStar) and its employees on June 18th,
2015 for their strong support of Target’s Supported Employment Program. This
program provides comprehensive, individualized career exploration, job
training, placement, and on-going job coaching as needed. MedStar has joined Target
to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be
productive participants in our community, live as independently as possible,
and enjoy a high quality of life by providing job internships for individuals
in Target’s program.
provided employment internships through this partnership for over five years.
Currently there are four internship positions at MedStar, providing on-the-job
training that enhances each individual’s job skills and employability. Through
this invaluable partnership, MedStar joins Target in assisting individuals with
disabilities in targeting their dreams, fostering opportunities, and realizing
their full potential. For more information, visit Target’s website at
|Pictured from left are Keturah Buchanan,
Director of Vocational Services in MC at
Target Community & Educational Serv., Inc.,
Cheryl Potyk, Volunteer Coordinator at Med
Star Montgomery Medical Center, and Nick
Mayne, Vocational Manager at Target.
| Pictured from left are Interns, Brian and John,
Cheryl Potyk, Volunteer Coordinator at MedStar
Montgomery Medical Center, and Keturah
Buchanan, Director of Vocational Services in
Montgomery County at Target Community &
Educational Services, Inc.
Target Honors Retiring Board
Zirpoli, President/CEO of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) and the Laurence J. Adams
Endowed Chair at McDaniel College, expressed
great appreciation for the dedication and commitment of retiring volunteer
Board members at the June 9th Board of Directors meeting. Ron Drager of Silberstein Insurance Group and
Dr. Henry Reiff, Professor at McDaniel College, have served two three-year
terms on Target’s Board of Directors.
stated, “We are grateful for each volunteer’s time and for the invaluable
contributions each provides to assist Target in providing the essential
services necessary to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
to be active and productive participants in our community, to live as
independently as possible, and to enjoy a high quality of life.”
Pictured from left are Ron
Drager of Silberstein Insurance Group, Dr. Tom Zirpoli, President & CEO of
Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. and the Laurence J. Adams
Endowed Chair at McDaniel College, and Dr. Henry Reiff, Professor at McDaniel
Celtic Canter Proceeds
Dr. Patrick R.
Gallagher III, DDS, PA, David Johansson of O’Lordans Irish Pub & Restaurant,
and Mayor Kevin Utz, City of Westminster,
presented a generous gift totaling $2,500 to Dr. Tom Zirpoli, President & CEO of Target Community & Educational Services,
Inc. (Target) and the Laurence J. Adams Endowed Chair at McDaniel College. This
gift represents a portion of the proceeds raised through the Celtic Canter, an
annual 5K fundraiser. Proceeds from this event were donated to the Carroll
County Children’s Fund, Inc., Access Carroll, Inc., and Target Community &
Educational Services, Inc. This community support serves as an investment in
Target’s community-based services that enhance the lives of children and adults
with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Target’s goal is to provide
the services necessary to ensure that individuals with disabilities are active
and productive participants in our community, live as independently as
possible, and enjoy a high quality of life. Pictured from left are Mayor Kevin
Utz, David Johansson, Dr. Patrick Gallagher, and Dr. Tom Zirpoli.
Koons Toyota of Westminster Recognized for Community Service
Tom Zirpoli, Laurence J. Adams Endowed Chair at McDaniel College and President
& CEO of Target Community &
Educational Services, Inc. (Target), presented the Laurence J. Adams
Community Service Award to Angie Boerner, Controller at Koons Toyota of
Westminster (Koons), at Target’s Spring Gala that was held on March 7th
at Martin’s West. This award is presented annually to an individual or company
that has made a significant difference, not only for Target, but also for our
stated, “Koons Toyota of Westminster has been a part of the Carroll County
community for over 20 years and provides tremendous support to numerous local programs
and services including Carroll Hospice, the Boys & Girls Club, Carroll
County Senior Centers, Carroll Community College and Habitat for Humanity.
Koons supports Target’s Supported Employment Program by providing jobs and work
experiences for the individuals with disabilities whom we serve, is generous with
contributions, and offers vehicles to meet Target’s transportation needs at
exceptional values. Keeping in mind the tremendous support that Koons provides
to Target and to our community at large, we are pleased to recognize Koons
Toyota of Westminster’s exceptional community service.” Pictured are Angie
Boerner and Dr. Tom Zirpoli.
Employees Recognized for Years of Service
Dr. Tom Zirpoli recognizes Jenel Casey for 20
years of service.
Dr. Tom Zirpoli presented The Donald Rabush Award to employees
recognized for milestone years of service at the 2015 Spring Gala on March 7th
at Martin’s West. Zirpoli stated, “Target is grateful for our dedicated
employees who make it possible for the individuals with disabilities, whom we
are honored and privileged to serve, to be productive members of our community,
live as independently as possible, and enjoy a high quality of life."
Zirpoli recognizes Jessie Greenholt-Gurkoff for 15 years of service.
Dr. Tom Zirpoli recognizes Carla Bryant and
Floretta Dodson-Fields for 10 years of service. Not pictured: Kristy Duke, Jerri Lykes, and Lynn Stieber.
from left are Jennifer Staub, Daniel Hooper, Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Austin Sibanda,
and Angela Beccles. Stuab, Hooper, Sibanda, and Beccles were recognized for 5
years of service. Not pictured: Joseph Emmanuel, Jacqualine Hicks, Don Johnson, Amanda Keene, Patricia Linton, Joseph Madison, Kimberly Smith, Allison Stewart-Suarez, and Elizabeth Thiombiano.
The Joan Develin Coley Award Recipients
The Joan Develin Coley Award is presented to Target's Community Living Managers who are completing the McDaniel College / Target Community & Educational Services Master's Degree Program in Human Services Management in 2015. Congratulations go to Megan Butzner, Jenna Gladfelter, Candace Holston, Mytaya Johnson, Kelli Kemp, Meg Lewis, Lauren Miles, Jessica Musselman, Kathryn Noppenberger, Morgan O'Connor, and Katherine Shinn.
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.