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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
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.
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
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
"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."
During a celebration on May 18th
at Liberatore’s Ristorante in Westminster, Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Laurence J. Adams
Endowment Chair at McDaniel College and President & CEO of Target Community
& Educational Services, Inc. (Target), congratulated McDaniel College students
who graduated with their Master’s Degree in Human Services Management on May 21st.
These students interned as Community Living Managers in Target’s residential
program while completing their academic requirements at McDaniel College. This innovative
partnership ensures that students receive real-life experiences working with individuals
with disabilities while completing their academic education. Pictured front row
from left are Teresa Nataline and Carlyn Rubin; back row from left are Kendra
Rhoden, Ariel Grayson, Sarah Fehle, and Erica Williams.
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.
Many thanks to everyone who volunteered or participated in the Celtic Canter 5K!
For more information on this event, please visit: www.WestminsterMD.gov/celtic
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.
Click Here to Check Out Photos from Target's 2016 Spring Gala
2015 Annual Giving Campaign
Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. hopes for your support, joining with us to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to target their dreams and realize their full potential. Please consider providing a tax-deductible donation that will serve as an investment in Target’s services that
assist individuals with disabilities to be productive members of our community, live as independently as possible, and to enjoy a high quality of life. Donations can be made by clicking on the yellow "Donate" button at the top right of this page or can be mailed to Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., 111 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. Thank you for your consideration of support!
Click Here to View 2015 Annual Giving Campaign Letter
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.
Koons Toyota Presents Donation
Koons Toyota of Westminster (Koons) presented a generous donation to Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) on November
24th that serves as an investment in Target’s mission to enhance the
lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Koons’
gift supports Target’s programs that provide comprehensive, individualized
services to meet each person’s specific needs including residential,
educational, vocational, recreational, family support, and personal supports
services. Pictured from left are Dr.
Tom Zirpoli, President & CEO of Target Community & Educational
Services, Inc., and Nigel Hayes,
General Manager of Koons Toyota of Westminster.
Baughman Donates Scholarship
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.
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!
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.