Our Distinguished Partners

Operation A.B.L.E. collaborates with many of the finest Massachusetts businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to serve the needs of job seekers age 45 and up. These organizations provide financial assistance, strategic counsel, and advocacy - all critical to our success

Business Partners

Public and private business organizations generously support our annual Starfish Thrower Gala and contribute to our annual appeal. They hire our graduates, host interns from our programs; advise students on resumes, networking, interview skills, and job-search techniques; and serve on our Board of Directors and Employer Advisory Committee.

Non-Profit Partners

Non-profit Massachusetts organizations are able to help job seekers 45 and up in meaningful and sustainable ways. Non-profits can host a participant from the A.B.L.E. Senior Community Service Employment Program; provide an internship for a student; and join other non-profits supporting the needs of our target population.

Government Partners

Tuition assistance for many of the students in our training programs is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, which also provides paid, on-the-job training opportunities through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Students are also supported by a variety of other state, local, and federal sources of financial and in-kind support.

Employer Advisory Committee (EAC)

Our EAC is comprised of Human Resources professionals from Boston’s leading companies. They offer insight into current business practices, software applications used in their industries, and hiring trends taking shape in the workplace. EAC members support ABLE events, collaborate with Operation A.B.L.E. about training requirements for their organizations, and counsel students on what employers are looking for in today's business environment.

Operation A.B.L.E. would be pleased to have other employers join the distinguished list of current EAC Committee members listed below.

For information about becoming an EAC member contact Marian Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer at mwalsh@operationable.net.

EAC Members:

Ace Employment Services, Inc.


Atrius Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Marriott Boston/Quincy

Boston Medical Center

Boston University

CVS Caremark

Eastern Bank

Employment & Training Resources

Fiduciary Trust

GE Healthcare

Gray, Gray & Gray

Harvard University

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Hire Partnership

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge/Harborside

Intercontinental Boston Hotel

John Hancock Financial Services


Manpower Inc.


MASCO Services Inc.

Mass Development

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

Professional Staffing Group

Santander Bank

South Shore Hospital

South Shore Savings Bank

State Street Corporation

Suffolk University

Superior Talent Resources, Inc.

Tufts Health Plan

Unitarian Universalist Assoc. of Congregations

Visiting Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates

Wentworth Institute of Technology