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
Jenel Casey Honored by Kiwanis
Jenel Casey, Vice President of Programs & Quality Assurance, was honored by the Kiwanis with the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award for her work and contributions to the Aktion Club, a service club for adults with disabilities. The Kiwanis made a donation in Jenel's name to The Elimate Project that is working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Pictured from left are Jenel Casey, Vickie Riley - President of the Kiwanis Club, and Teresa O'Brien - Aktion Club Supporter.
Target's Carroll County Vocational Program Honored by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of Central Maryland recognized the "valuable contributions and services to the Salvation Carroll County Service Unit" for the tremendous volunteer support provided by individuals with disabilities receiving services through Target's Vocational Program. Pictured from left are Beth Stephens, Donald - volunteer, and Grace Odom.
What Fun We Had at the Bull Roast 2014 on September 28th!
Many thanks go out to everyone who supported 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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.”
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.