ENABLE AMERICA

Who We Are & What We Do

For millions of Americans with disabilities, gainful employment remains out of reach. Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment among the 56 million Americans with disabilities.

Our goal is to work with all members of the community – inluding disabled individuals, service providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, existing organizations and employers – to eliminate barriers to employment and bridge the gap between disabled job seekers and the employers who want to hire them.

ENABLE AMERICA SUPPORTS WOUNDED WARRIORS AT EDM GOLF EVENT

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ABOVE:  LCPL Nathan Jakubisin, USMC, accepts a $7,500 donation at the EDM Americas 4USTroops Charity Golf Tournament held June 30 in Cary, NC.  At left is SSG Oliver Hughes, US Army, who was also honored with a $7,500 donation, along with SPC William Stewart, US Army, and SSG Carlton Duncan, US Army (not pictured)


The Third EDM Americas 4USTroops golf tournament held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC, honored local wounded warriors and recognized veteran support organizations, including a donation to Enable America. Title sponsor EDM Americas partnered with Enable America to organize and host the tournament, which raised over $20,000.

Chet Culver, EA board member and former Governor of Iowa, said “I want to thank EDM and all of the sponsors, players and volunteers who make this such a successful event….and ask everyone to not forget our wounded warriors and disabled veterans who need our help to re-integrate to civilian status and employment.”  EDM donated $5,000 to Enable America to support our work with military in transition in NC.

“This tournament is a business and community-supported event which recognizes North Carolina’s veterans and their sacrifice.  We’re honored to work with EDM in raising not just proceeds, but also awareness for deserving service members,” said Sandy Moonert, EA Program Director who is based in Raleigh and serves on the tournament organizing committee.   “EDM is a strong supporter of the Enable America cause to improve employment for disabled veterans and wounded warriors.”

 

Enable America Conducts Job Seeker Workshop at Ft. Bragg, NC

Pictured: Tiffany Jacobs, WWP; Kelley Koch and Dana Jordan, Lowes; Amanda Hahn, LabCorp; Lt. Col. Nelson; CSM Brown; Katie Henry, SAS; Mindi McLendon, Parata Systems; Chris Scheib, Scheib Financial; and Sandy Moonert, Enable America.

Enable America congratulates 35 transitioning soldiers and thanks our corporate volunteers who took part in our Job Seekers Workshop at Ft. Bragg, NC, on February 27.  Also, we want to send a special thank you to Lieutenant Colonel Nelson and Command Sergeant Major Brown, for their personal welcome and recognition certificate to Enable America.

Job Seeker Workshops provide disabled veterans and transitioning soldiers with unique opportunities to work directly with human resource professionals, to improve the job seeking skills they need as they re-enter a very competitive civilian workforce.  This program is another example of the bridges Enable America builds to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Senator Tom Harkin & Congressman C.W. Bill Young Honored

Furthering the cause to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, Enable America conducted employment mentoring at multiple locations in Washington this September, including at the FBI. Enable America also gathered subject matter experts for a roundtable discussion on the achievements and challenges of employing more people with disabilities. The events were capped by a reception honoring Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman C.W. Bill Young for their commitment and contributions to this cause.

See more pictures from Enable America’s Washington DC events here.

 

Congressional Proclamation

On the occasion of Enable America’s 10 Year Anniversary events, Congressman C.W. Bill Young (R-Florida) read a proclamation on the floor of the 112th session of Congress. “I rise today to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Enable America, a first of its kind organization entirely dedicated to reducing unemployment among people with disabilities. This organization has assisted countless people with disabilities in finding a job and the belief that ‘good things happen when people have jobs’ underpins their efforts.”

Read the entire proclamation here: PDF

 

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CLICK HERE to see Enable America's Partners.

 


WEBCAST FOR MILITARY

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Wednesday, July 16, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT

In this free webcast employment recruiters from EA Employment Partner Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC)  provide an overview of professional services and information about PwC, with details on how military service members or veterans can find new careers with the company.


ENABLE AMERICA on PENTAGON CHANNEL

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Enable America featured on "Hiring America," a program focused on improving employment for military veterans

 

 

ENABLE AMERICA BLOG

CLICK HERE to view and follow our new blog!

 

VIDEO: Ten Years of Accomplishments

Founded in 2002, Enable America provides a wide range of programs that directly engage with and improve the lives of people with disabilities, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors. Watch this video to see highlights from the past ten years.

Senator Tom Harkin recounts his years of fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, as he accepts the Enable America “Award of Appreciation” at the 10th Anniversary Reception held in Washington, DC.

Founder and CEO Richard Salem addresses the audience at Enable America’s 10th Anniversary Reception, recounting his journey as a person with a disability, and his inspiration for helping others.

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In the CFC manual, we are: Disabled Americans Employment Services (Enable America Inc)

Isolation end where employment begins. Help our nation’s wounded warriors and people with disabilities take the most important step in reconnection with their communities.

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