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Over 45, Ready and ABLE

June 12, 2018 –, By Nancy Schneider, Co-Founder

We at Dress for Success Boston are proud of our roster of partnering agencies. Numbering almost 500 job training and social service providers, we take special pride in our history with Operation A.B.L.E. This agency sends us about 100 clients annually, over 45 years of age, who are retrained and anxious to return to self- sufficiency.

“Recently I asked Shirley Fickett, Manager of the Skills 2 Work Program at Operation ABLE if a visit to Dress for Success Boston made a meaningful difference for her clients”

“Absolutely!” she responded without hesitation. “It is an very important addition to what we do,” she went on. She described shaky confidence as one of the biggest obstacles that her clients face. She also went into detail telling me about the “mini fashion shows” that clients provide her when they return from their appointments at the Dress for Success Boutique.

She believes that confidence enhances the skills they have acquired and encourages them to dream bigger and bigger dreams.

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