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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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Save the Date! Bull Roast 2014
Sunday, September 28th, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine at High Point Farm in Clarksburg, MD

Feeling lucky? Raffle Tickets are Available!
Check out the information in the 2014 Bull Roast brochure!

Click Here to View the 2014 Bull Roast Brochure

Many thanks go out to everyone who supports the Bull Roast fundraiser!



New Montgomery County Office Location

We are excited to share the news with you that on July 17th, 2014 Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. moved our Montgomery County office location to  438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 325, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The phone / fax numbers and email addresses are the same.

 

Target Welcomes McDaniel Interns

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Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) welcomes 13 McDaniel College graduate students who began classes on June 23rd and are serving a two-year internship as Community Living Managers in Target’s residential program. McDaniel College partners with Target to provide a unique educational experience for students working to earn a Master’s Degree in Human Services Management. As these students complete academic requirements, each student will live in one of Target’s homes or in the apartment program that provides 24/7 supervision and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This exceptional partnership ensures that students receive real-life experiences in the human services field through their work with Target’s clients while completing their scholarly studies. Target is dedicated to providing the services necessary to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are active and productive participants in our community and live as independently as possible.  Pictured from left on the front row are Carlyn Rubin, Teresa Nataline, Monique Brown, Katie Johnson and Amanda Guzman. Back row from left are Christopher Atkins, Sean Grammick, Kendra Rhoden, Laura O’Neill, Sarah Fehle and Erica Williams. Not pictured are Ariel Grayson and Katelyn Skrzypiec.


Twigg Recognized for Presentations


Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies and Laurence J. Adams Chair at McDaniel College and President & CEO of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) and Jenel Casey, Vice President of Programs & Quality Assurance for Target, presented a gift of appreciation to Dennis Twigg, Attorney with Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP, in recognition of his support through his services in presenting a series of educational sessions for families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The educational sessions included Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney Surrogate Decision Making and Healthcare Directives, and Guardianship. The sessions, hosted by Target Community & Educational Services at the Carroll Nonprofit Center, were provided to the community free of charge. Casey stated Target greatly appreciated Twigg’s volunteer service and noted that the sessions were well received. Twigg has agreed to present on topics of interest to families of individuals with disabilities in the future. Pictured from left are Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Dennis Twigg and Jenel Casey.


Target Elects New Board Chair


Members of the Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) Board of Directors elected Robin R. Somers, Executive Director of Fairhaven, to serve as its new Board Chair. Wallace L. Brown, Manufacturing Engineer for Cobham Mission Systems Division, was honored at the Board’s June 10th meeting with a plaque of appreciation for his six years of service on Target’s Board of Directors and for his two years of service as Board Chair.

Joining Somers on Target’s volunteer Board of Directors are: Robyn C. Allers – Special Liaison for College Relations at McDaniel College, Christi N. Ciampaglione – Teacher with Prince William County Schools, Ronald E. Drager, Jr. – Associate with Silberstein Insurance Group, William G. Dugan – Kiln Foreman at Lehigh Cement Company, Teresa M. Hayes – Infant/Toddler Specialist for the Southeast Region for Public Health Management Corporation, Karen L. Merkle – Vice President of Continuing Education at Carroll Community College, Dr. Henry B. Reiff – Professor with McDaniel College, Joyce A. Romans – Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Carroll Hospital Center, Christopher M. Ruppert – Area Executive of Carroll County with BB&T, Michael D. Schiffer – Partner with Venable LLP, Dr. Jeanine Stewart – Provost and Dean of Faculty at McDaniel College, Dr. Robert P. Wack – Director of Pediatric Services for Frederick Memorial Hospital, Kendall C. Weishaar – Certified Public Accountant with Hull Company Accountants, Inc. and Dr. Thomas J. Zirpoli – Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies and Laurence J. Adams Chair at McDaniel College and President & CEO of Target. Pictured from left are Wallace Brown, Dr. Thomas Zirpoli and Robin Somers.

Target Congratulates McDaniel College Graduates


During a celebration on May 22nd, Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Laurence J. Adams Endowment Chair at McDaniel College and President & CEO of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target), congratulated McDaniel College graduates who earned their Master’s Degree in Human Services Management. These students interned as Community Living Managers in Target’s residential program while completing two-year academic requirements at McDaniel College. This innovative educational partnership ensures that students receive real-life experiences in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while completing their academic education. Pictured front row from left are Elizabeth Nole, Jennifer Staub and Shannon Tracey; back row from left are Dr. Tom Zirpoli and Justin Euell-Malcolm. Julie Baughman is not pictured.


A million thanks go out to everyone who supported Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., Carroll County Children's Fund, Inc. and Access Carroll at the Celtic Canter 5K Walk/Run in Westminster, MD on March 15th!

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 $3,000 gift 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 disabilities. Target’s services include residential, educational, vocational, recreational and family support. For information, visit Target’s website at www.targetcommunity.org. Pictured from left are David Johansson, Mayor Kevin Utz, Dr. Tom Zirpoli and Dr. Patrick Gallagher.

Appreciation goes out to Dr. Patrick Gallagher, O'Lourdans Irish Pub, the City of Westminster, Party Pac Entertainment, Aquino Financial Group, LLC, the Irish Folk Band - Ceol Anam Cara, InfoPathways, Maggie's Restaurant, Rafael's Restaurant, Dr. Rob Huddler and Advantage Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc., CrossFit Caduceus, everyone who helped coordinate and manage the event and a special thanks go out to the over 600 Celtic Canter 5K Run/Walk participants!

 

The Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award Presented to Dr. Faye Pappalardo, President of Carroll Community College, at the 2014 Spring Gala

Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College who holds the Laurence J. Adams Endowed Chair and serves as the President & CEO of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target), presented the Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award to Dr. Faye Pappalardo, President of Carroll Community College, at Target’s Spring Gala that was held on March 1st 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, “Carroll Community College benefits Target directly by providing healthcare education for our direct care and nursing staff, business training for our managers and supervisors and computer training for our employees. Recently, the college launched a wellness program for Target’s employees. Many employees of the College serve on various boards and committees, including Target’s Board of Directors, as part of their commitment to their community.” Dr. Pappalardo was recognized for her outstanding leadership both at the College and in the community.

We are grateful to everyone who supported the 2014 Spring Gala!

 
   
    

Employees Honored for Years of Service



Dr. Tom Zirpoli presented the Donald Rabush Award to employees recognized for milestone years of service at the 2014 Spring Gala on March 1st.  Zirpoli stated, “Target can only be successful in its mission to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities through the work of our caring and dedicated employees. These employees make it possible for Target’s clients to be active and productive members of our community and to live as independently as possible. We are grateful for their service.”

  

Richard Yingling was recognized for 20 years of dedicated service. Kelli Kemp was honored for 15 years of outstanding service. Lisa Daigle and Sonya Mancha were acknowledged for ten years of committed service.  Recipients awarded for five years of service included Albert Bennett, Julie Caple, Caitlin Carter, Victorie Grubic, Nicole Naylor, Allison Rutland and Celestine Thompson. Pictured from left are Lisa Daigle, Dr. Zirpoli and Sonya Mancha - Caitlin Carter, Dr. Zirpoli, Allison Rutland and Julie Caple.

Joan Develin Coley Award Recipients

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Dr. Tom Zirpoli presented the Joan Develin Coley Award to Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.’s Community Living Managers who are completing the McDaniel College / Target Community & Educational Services Master’s Degree Program in Human Services Management in 2014. Pictured seated from left are Dr. Zirpoli and Justin Euell-Malcolm – standing from left are Jennifer Staub, Shannon Tracey, Elizabeth Nole and Julie Baughman.

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.

Watch the Videos:

"Couple Refuses to Give Up on Love Despite Disabilities"

http://www.katiecouric.com/tag/modern-families/

"When Bill met Shelley: no disability could keep them apart."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/liveblog/wp/2013/02/07/when-bill-met-shelley-no-disability-could-keep-them-apart/

 

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