About 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.


National Disability Employment Awareness Month


A quarter century ago, our country took a major step toward fulfilling the fundamental American promises of equal access, equal opportunity, and equal respect for all when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was made the law of the land. While we have continued to make advancements that help uphold this basic belief, we must address the injustices that remain. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the ways individuals with disabilities strengthen our workforce, our communities, and our country, and we recommit to cultivating an America where all people are able to build vibrant futures for themselves and for their families.
Read the entire proclamation here: Whitehouse.gov



Enable America is proud to support wounded warriors and disabled veterans in their transition to civilian society. As part of this work Enable America partnered with EDM Americas in the 4th Annual 4USTroops charity golf tournament held at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC. Five wounded warriors each received donation checks of $10,000.To meet the honorees and hear what this support means to them, please watch the video below:



Enable America was also honored at the event with a $15,000 donation from EDM Americas for our work to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In accepting the donation Enable America board member Chet Culver 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.”

Above, clockwise from top left: Enable America board member Chet Culver accepts a $15,000 donation to Enable America. Military honorees Dale Beatty and Ryan Wightman shake hands on the first hole at Prestonwood CC in Cary, NC. Honoree Michael Beck accepts $10,000 donation from EDM Americas President Scott Byers. Attendees give honorees a standing ovation at the check presentation ceremony.



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.  These programs are made possible by financial support from the Duke Energy Foundation.

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.


Enable America praised for leadership in employment for people with disabilities

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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Nov 5, 2015 Northwestern Mutual

Nov 10, 2015 Lenovo

Nov 17, 2015 SAS

Nov 18, 2015 Wake Med Health & Hosp




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18 Feb 2016 US Army Ft. Bragg WTB, Fayetville NC

15 Mar 2016 USAF SJAFB-WCC, Goldsboro NC

13 Apr 2016 USMC Camp Lejeune WWBN-E, Jacksonville NC


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


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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Daily Caller
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- May 08, 2012
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