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Sunday, April 20, 2014
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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

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!

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


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"

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


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Phone: (410) 848-9090 / 888-831-3476 | Fax: (410) 848-7409

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