Stronger Together

This past week a group of students from Carroll Community College reached out to Target Community and Educational Services, Inc., seeking an opportunity to fulfill a requirement of their Physical Therapy Assistant program. The curriculum requires a community service project. The three young men hoped to partner with Target on … Read More

Doctors for Dummies Campaign

One of Target’s current needs is to replace our CPR training dummies. Each member of the Target team receives CPR and First Aid training on an ongoing basis to best prepare our team members for emergency situations. This year we added AED training with the installation of AED devices in … Read More

The Wearing of the Green

As a human services agency, one of Target’s responsibilities is to give back to the community.  Most often this occurs as we support the lives of those who engage in the services we provide and, also, in the development of our Target colleagues. Target improves the local communities by facilitating … Read More

Target Gala Reflections

Oh, what a night… After much personal anticipation, the 2023 Gala is successfully in the books.  Initial fundraising figures look impressive, but more importantly, the Target community had a night to remember. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the night special. Gail and Laura from the office … Read More

Coming in Hot!

For a couple of months, Brent has been working on scheduling a time for me to visit him at his employment site. Brent proudly works at Pizza Hut in both Taneytown and Hampstead. A couple of weeks ago, our calendars finally lined up, and I was excited to drive to … Read More

In Tune

Last week while hanging around the lobby of the Montgomery County office, I had the privilege of meeting Jack and his mother, Susan. Jack participates in Target services in support of volunteer work. One of Jack’s passions is music. He has studied classical music for many decades, sings in his … Read More

Thoughts on Writing

Happy Monday. Target’s offices are home to more than a few Eagles fans. It is an exciting morning to be the new guy from Kansas City. I do not know enough about football to gloat, but I was happy to return all the Eagles signs taped around my office over … Read More

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Over the last two weekends, several Target community members attended and participated in the 2023 Maryland Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Joe Wu attended the Super Plunge event as a participant, jumping into the cold water each hour for twenty-four hours a row. He was also on hand to cheer those … Read More

For the Love of the Game

It is Monday. The house is clean, laundry is put away, food is prepped, and the Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl. I will let you in on a little secret. I am not into sports, but as a recent transplant from the Kansas City area, I … Read More

Returning to the Classroom

I go back to the classroom this week for the first time since early May 2022. I did not teach a course during the fall semester of 2022. It was the first time in 22 years that I did teach in a professional capacity. Tomorrow marks the beginning of my … Read More

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