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Target Community & Educational Services

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


MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Recognized


Target 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.

MedStar has 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 www.targetcommunity.org.

           
    
            
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 Members

Dr. Tom 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.

Zirpoli 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 College

Celtic Canter Proceeds Benefit Target

                                                           
 

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.

Sending Out Great Appreciation to Everyone Who
Supported the 2015 Spring Gala Fundraiser!

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Koons Toyota of Westminster Recognized for Community Service


Dr. 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 greater community.

Zirpoli 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."



Dr. Tom 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.

Pictured 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.

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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