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
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.
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