Target Community & Educational Services
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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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Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. News
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.
The Home Depot Recognized as Outstanding Business Partner
On November 7th, Target Community &
Educational Services, Inc. (Target) recognized The Home Depot of Aspen Hill,
Maryland as an outstanding business partner of Target’s Supported Employment
Program in Montgomery County. The Home Depot has employed individuals who
receive job training and employment services from Target to fill job positions
and earn a competitive wage to support community work integration and
independence. Pictured from left, Alyssa
Hernandez, Ismael Santos, Alberto Gonzalez, David Sugg, Jacob Nunyi (The Home
Depot store manager), Frank Campbell III, and Ivonne Moreno of The Home Depot, Foster
Bennett and Keturah Buchanan of Target Community & Educational Services,
A Million Thanks Go Out to Everyone Who Supported
2016 Bull Roast!
Click on the poster below to see a larger version.
We Are Grateful for the Awesome Music Provided by the Gonzo Cowboys!
Jiffy Mart Recognized
On June 14th, Target Community & Educational Services,
Inc. (Target) recognized Sharon Peyton and Jiffy Mart of Westminster as
outstanding business partners of Target’s Supported Employment Program. Jiffy
Mart has employed individuals who receive job training and employment services
from Target to fill job positions and earn a competitive wage to support community
work integration and independence. Through this invaluable partnership, Jiffy
Mart joins Target in assisting individuals with disabilities to be productive
members of our community, reach their full potential, and enjoy a high quality
of life. Pictured from left, Eric Federline and Todd Bonney of Target Community
& Educational Services, Inc. (Target), Sharon Peyton of Jiffy Mart, and
Brian Burroughs of Target.
Target Board Elects New Members
| Dr. J. Michael Tyler
| Patricia McGowan
|| Aileen Riley
The Board of
Directors for Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., (Target) a
nonprofit organization providing services for individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, has elected three new members. Target’s 12
volunteer board members are charged with overseeing operations and making
critical decisions regarding client care, governance, and financial
performance. J. Michael Tyler is Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at
McDaniel College and a licensed psychologist. Tyler previously held
senior-level positions at Baker College, Gulf Coast University, Wayne State
University, and the University of South Florida.
McGowan, a Partner with Venable LLP, focuses on a wide range of corporate law
matters. McGowan served as Past Chair of the Business Law Section of the
Maryland State Bar Association and as Past Chair of its Committee on
Corporation Law. McGowan is a member of the American Bar Association, Business
Riley, a Dietary Aide at Carroll Hospital for over nine years, receives
services from Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. Riley was
selected as a hospital’s Associate of the Month for her high attention to
detail to her work in the Food Services Department. Marcea Cotter, Director for
Lean and Process Improvement at Carroll Hospital stated, “Aileen always goes
above and beyond what is expected to ensure our team succeeds.”
Food Lion Honored
On December 9th, Target Community & Educational Services,
Inc. (Target) recognized Will Frankton and Food Lion in Eldersburg as
outstanding business partners of Target’s Supported Employment Program. Food
Lion has not only provided exceptional work internships to provide job training
for individuals with intellectual disabilities from Target’s Supported
Employment Program, but has also hired these individuals to fill open job
positions and earn a competitive wage to support community work integration and
Through this invaluable partnership, Food Lion joins Target
in assisting individuals with disabilities in targeting their dreams, fostering
opportunities, and realizing their full potential.
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.