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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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Click Here for Target's 2016 Annual Report

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. News
New Community Living Managers Join Target
Welcome to the Class of 2019!

Target Wins Award for Being a Great Place to Work!

For the second year in a row, Target has been awarded the When Work Works award for exemplary workplace practices. We are one of only twelve companies in the state of Maryland to receive this honor. The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs. In applying for the award, Target was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: 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.

Skills to Pay the Bills
   
A new partnership with Carroll Community College has enabled Target Vocational clients to attend the non-credit college class "Skills to Pay the Bills." A Target vocational skills trainer accompanies clients to class and teaches
employment-related topics in this off-site setting.

New Jewelry Business Started by Target Client
Check out the new store on etsy.com featuring Special Olympics jewelry. The artist, a Target client,  also participates in Special Olympics and will donate to that program with each jewelry purchase. Her business, which is called "From the Heart", can be located here. Thanks for your support!

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices


Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. has been honored with a 2017 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 engagement. This is the second year Target has earned this award.

2017 Laurence J. Adams Community Service Award
Presented to Dr. Robert P. Wack




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. Among many other accomplishments, Dr. Wack is cofounder of a new technology incubator, Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC), leading the implementation of a municipally owned Fiber Network for the City of Westminster. Two of Target's homes will be participating in MAGIC's Smart Home Project, which will facilitate enhanced monitoring of clients' health and safety. Dr. Wack has been on Target's Board since 2013. At this year's Spring Gala, Dr. Wack was presented with this award in honor of his accomplishments and tremendous support to Target.

Click here to check out photos from our 2017 Spring Gala!

Montgomery County Public Schools Recognized as
Outstanding Business Partner for 2017


On June 26, Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. (Target) recognized Montgomery County Public Schools as an outstanding business partner of Target’s Supported Employment Program in Montgomery County. MCPS has employed a Target client in their food service department for 23 years. Through this invaluable partnership, MCPS joins Target in assisting individuals with disabilities in targeting their dreams, fostering opportunities, and realizing their full potential.

 Thanks To Our Wonderful Sponsors for Target's 2016 Bull Roast!
  Be sure to join us for the 2017 Bull Roast on September 24, 2017.
Click on the poster below to see a larger version.


We Are Grateful for the Awesome Music Provided by the Gonzo Cowboys!

 

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.

   

Read The Washington Post article
"When Bill met Shelley: No Disability Could Keep Them Apart"

 

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