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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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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."
2016 Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award
Click Here to Check Out Photos from Target's 2016 Spring Gala
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.
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.