Operation ABLE's “2022 Virtual Graduation Ceremony" Recognizes the Remarkable Achievements of a RECORD-HIGH 178 Program Graduates

Boston, MA: Operation ABLE recognized a record-setting 178 program graduates in its joyful “2022 Virtual Graduation” ceremony on October 26th. The theme for this year’s Graduation event was “Embracing Change,” a salute to each of the 178 graduates and the motivation they demonstrated in enrolling in ABLE’s rigorous training programs, adapting to live, online training, and successfully completing their courses.

‘I just wanted to share how much I’ve gained from my ABLE experience,’ offered Elaine Gadson, a graduate of ABLE’s Remote Employment Training Program, in her recorded comments to her classmates, instructors, and event attendees. ‘This program is the best thing that has happened to me in many years, and it gave me a boost in confidence that I needed so badly.”

October 2021: 149 Operation ABLE Program Graduates receive Certificates of Achievement

Operation ABLE’s second 'Virtual Graduation,' was held on October 27, 2021, featuring a theme of 'The Power of You.” During the enthusiastic hour-long celebration, Operation ABLE recognized the remarkable achievements of a record-high 149 program graduates, an impressive accomplishment in light of the economic and healthcare crisis we’ve all faced over the last 18 months.

The opening remarks of Operation ABLE's Chairperson, Lydia Greene, set the stage for this joyful, celebratory event:
YOU are the ones making things happen. That is why we feel that our graduation theme this year – THE POWER OF YOU" is so relevant. We believe that it is essential to shine a light on those individuals, like you, who aspire to overcome adversity, advance themselves, and make a difference in times of struggle. By completing Operation ABLE's programs, you have improved your "job readiness" and gained many of the fundamental technical skills needed to compete in today's job market.”

Steve Currier: A Celebration of Life Tribute

Welcome to the 'Celebration of Life' of STEVE CURRIER (March 10, 1946 – February 8, 2021), our much loved colleague and friend.

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Operation ABLE presents a tribute to the life of Steve Currier presented by his proud and grateful coworkers at Operation ABLE.

Steve was our celebrated Job Developer for our Skills2Work & Medical Office Training programs. He was also the driver behind the resurgence of the notable success of ABLE's Employer Advisor Committee.

Thank you Steve... we love you. We will miss you.

Operation ABLE Gives a Holiday 2020 Tribute to Goodwill

What a Year it Has Been. We reached so many milestones together, and we’re thankful for the support Goodwill provides. We want to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate all your hard work and efforts. We truly value our partnership in so many ways. We hope you know how grateful we are for you and everything you do for Operation ABLE and others.

With the amazing leadership of President and CEO, Joanne Hilferty and her Team, Goodwill has been instrumental in helping us in our mission serving job seekers on their Path to Employment.

As this unpredictable year comes to a close, we SALUTE YOU. May your hearts be filled with happiness, peace, and abundance. Happy Holidays and every good wish in the New Year!

127 Operation ABLE Program Graduates receive Certificates of Achievement

During an enthusiastic celebration featuring a symbolic theme of 'Hope & Determination,' Operation ABLE boasted 127 program graduates' achievements. This first-ever ABLE 'Virtual Graduation' was held on October 28, 2020.

The opening remarks of Operation ABLE's Chairperson, Lydia Greene, Retired SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tufts Healthcare, set the stage for this joyous event:

"We have gathered to recognize the accomplishments of 127 dedicated individuals who, through their commitment to learning and self-improvement, have completed one or more of Operation ABLE's job training programs. I find their accomplishments remarkable, especially given the health and the economic crisis we have all endured over the last ten months."

Operation ABLE's 2020 annual event took place ONLINE, June 3rd. with a virtual 'Coffee with Governor Charlie Baker'.

Operation ABLE's President and CEO, Marian Walsh, was joined by our Board Chairperson, Lydia Greene, and Vice Chair Steve Taranto as we saluted Governor Charlie Baker for his leadership, voice of calm, and clear guidance throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We also celebrated the commitment of our students, our incredible employer and service provider partners.

And we salute the dedication of Operation ABLE's versatile, compassionate, and professional staff, and our continued focus and support of the job-seeking community at large.


Celebrating the PATH TO EMPLOYMENT with Mayor Marty Walsh 6/2019

Operation ABLE, along with Mayor Marty Walsh celebrate the strength, commitment, and perseverance of those we serve through Operation ABLE's programs. It is this collective passion that successfully prepares and trains members of our community with the skills required for today's workforce, guiding them onto their Path to Employment.

Providing Training and employment services for Job Seekers since 1982.

Our mission and passion is to empower our community of job seekers, the underemployed, those in career transition and military veterans who need job support services to re-enter the workforce.