2008 is very special for  Center for Social Change, as it is celebrating 15 years of service to people with intellectual disabilities. In celebration, CSC hosted an Open House on Saturday, November 8, 2008. In recognition of the success and vision of Center for Social Change, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley declared November 8, 2008 as Center for Social Change Day.                                                    


Secretary Catherine Raggio of the Maryland Department of Disabilities presented Joseph Mathew, Ph.D., President and CEO of Center for Social Change, with the proclamation on behalf of the Governor.

I want to congratulate Dr. Joseph Mathew, the board of directors, the individuals and their families and the entire dedicated staff of



Michael Sotubo ! Thank you for your dedication to CSC and our mission. Congratulations to our finalists, Gurdeep Uppal, Karen Swift, and Kim Boardley, who have shown outstanding commitment to CSC individuals.

Secretary Raggio 

presents Governor’s

 proclamation to CSC Board of Directors

Governor Declares Center for Social Change Day

 Center for Social Change

 6600 Amberton Drive Elkridge, MD 21075  Phone:410-579-6789

Thoughts & Notes

November 2008

Special Issue

Highlights of CSC’s 15th    Anniversary Open House

· Governor Martin O’Malley declares “Center for Social Change Day”

· New Greenhouse is Inaugurated for CSC individuals

· Celebrity appearances...You must read to see who!

· Awards to Individuals and Employees for outstanding service

Mrs. Brigitte Kobenan, voted Mrs.  Congeniality World 2008, pictured with Employee of the Year Michael Sotubo (left) and all who were presented awards at the Open House (above). Continue reading for more information about awards!

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commend you all for the energy and enthusiasm you have put in to meaningfully engaging the people you serve,” said Catherine Raggio on behalf of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

Phyllis Madachy, Administrator, Department of Citizen Services, Office of Aging representing Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, also congratulated CSC. Reflecting on the center’s mission- “We Change Lives,” Ms. Madachy said, “ The County Executive and the Howard County government is all about change, and all about improvement, and what has been demonstrated here over the past 15 years, is the power of that vision. Clearly, it has been a vision that has exhibited and touched families and individuals that have come to the Center for Social Change.”

We were happy to have many members of our community celebrating with us, sharing our vision.

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© Center for Social Change 2008

Sportsperson of the Year


“King Gimp” Parties with CSC


A Beauty Queen Joins the Fun!


CSC’s New Greenhouse


Ajnin Precision WOWS the Crowd


Individuals Awarded for Service


Center for Social Change on your 15 years of service to individuals with developmental disabilities. I want to congratulate and