Operation ABLE Celebrates a Successful Return to In-Person Annual Breakfast Event

Honoree Mary Chin, of AACA joins others for a photo.

Boston, MA – June 27, 2024 – Operation ABLE is thrilled to announce the success of its Annual Breakfast, held on June 5th, 2024, at the prestigious University of Massachusetts Club. This event marked a significant return to in-person gatherings after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing together our Operation ABLE community including those we serve, staff, Directors, our valued partners and funders, community members, and elected officials with special thanks to our Honoree, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and our keynote speaker Undersecretary Josh Cutler, to celebrate and support Operation ABLE’s mission.

About Operation ABLE:

Operation ABLE is dedicated to providing employment and training opportunities to job seekers from economically, racially, and occupationally diverse backgrounds. Our mission is to empower individuals through education, training, and employment services, fostering a more inclusive and equitable workforce. (For more information, https://operationable.net/)

Event Highlights:

The Breakfast is a premier workforce development event with enthusiastic participation, with an overflow crowd in attendance. Undersecretary Josh Cutler provided an interactive, thoughtful and exciting presentation about the impact and benefits of “Apprenticeship”.  The event provided the workforce development community with opportunities to celebrate, collaborate, and share ideas and resources.  The workforce development community and Operation ABLE recognized and saluted the effective and innovative leadership of Representative Aaron Michlewitz for job seekers and employers alike.  

Engagement and Feedback:

Guests expressed positive feedback, appreciating the opportunity to connect in person and support Operation ABLE. The Breakfast generated extensive positive social media engagement with posts and reposts including from key figures and organizations, such as the Department of Transitional Assistance and Undersecretary Josh Cutler, which garnered significant attention and positive reactions raising awareness for the programs and services offered by Operation ABLE.

Looking Ahead:

While the event was a resounding success, Operation ABLE is committed to continuous improvement. Feedback and suggestions for refining event logistics and enhancing volunteer training will be incorporated into future planning to ensure even greater success.


The 2024 Annual Breakfast was a milestone event for Operation ABLE, reflecting our resilience and dedication to our mission. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all attendees, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event possible. Together, we are building a stronger, more connected workforce development community.

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