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Upwardly Global

Rating: 4.89 stars   55 reviews 3,577

Nonprofit Issues:

Job Training, Human Services, Immigration

Address:

582 Market St Ste 1207 San Francisco CA 94104 USA

Mission:

To eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

Results:

Worked with thousands of skilled immigrant and refugee job seekers across the U.S.

Target demographics:

Permanently work authorized Immigrant professionals, refugees, and asylees who are recent immigrants to the U.S. with a professional university degree and professional work experience.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 500 skilled immigrants relaunch their careers in the U.S.

Geographic areas served:

San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago and Detroit

Programs:

Upwardly Global, founded in 2000, is a national, award-winning nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Detroit, and comprehensive online services. Upwardly Global helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. by providing professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs. To date, the organization has coached 5,000 skilled immigrants and has assisted over 2,000 professionals back into their career field.

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(415) 834-9901
www.upwardlyglobal.org

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Reviews for Upwardly Global

Rating: 4 stars  

They have a great approach and very organized! I have enjoyed volunteering with them and what they provide to their users is priceless...providing professionals from other countries with the skills they need to succeed here in the US. This makes a huge impact on their lives and good for our economy too!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As an immigrant myself, I totally understand how challenging it can be for new immigrants to find a job in the US. Upwardly Global provided a friendly and comfortable environment for both the volunteers and applicants to work together.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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What a great company mission. As a former volunteer of this non-profit (then I moved across the country so couldn't continue as a mentor) I am so happy to see that there are people focused on helping educated immigrants find the right roles in the job market. My parents were immigrants and not all skills are seen as the same when people come to the US. It's good to see a path for those immigrants so they can support their families and build a better life here in the US.

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Rating: 4 stars  

A stellar organization serving a great and pressing need! New immigrants face so many challenges and UPGlo is a valuable partner in their struggle. I highly recommend this organization and I am proud to be a volunteer!

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've worked with Upwardly Global for more than three years and it has been very rewarding. I am amazed by how much I learn and inspired by the foreign professionals the organization serves. The organization is truly making an impact on new immigrants with professional experience, families and the economy.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I had my doubts first when I joined Upwardly. There are many nonprofits who claim they're making a difference but in reality it's more talk than walk. Upwardly is not one of them. What they do is tangible and changes lives for better everyday.
My first mentee was a procurement professional from Ukraine who found a job in 6 months with a green energy company. At the graduation event, I met others who like my mentee had changed their life and were heading for a more successful future. What I saw that day was a proof of Upwardly's impact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering with Upwardly Global is always fascinating and rewarding. I've helped out a several of their job training and mentorship events - working with people on resumes, job interview skills, and just general questions about how to look for a new job. I've met people from all walks of life, refugees who were top of their field but are now starting over. It's always a humbling and inspiring experience chatting with members at UpGlo events. I highly recommend volunteering here!

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is always difficult to get notice when you are an immigrant professional in USA but thanks to Upwardly Global that make a difference in this world, I had the opportunity to help other professional to build their resume, I saw in them the same desire to succeed in this new country and how difficult it is when you dont have some support. I feel grateful to be part of this important organization and I will be always be ready to help others.
Thank you

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was an immigrant job seeker and found Upwardly Global almost 3 years after my arrival in the USA. The immigrant worker classes, cultural knowledge and resume and job search support I got allowed me to move from a minimum paying job as a care attendant, to a communications manager in the tech industry earning 4 times the salary I was earning as an overqualified caregiver. The experience was amazing, from the friendships I made in the class, to the volunteers and mentors that served me, and the opportunities that they directly opened to me, including introducing me as a candidate to Cisco Systems, where I got my first corporate job. Thank you Upwardly Global. Continue doing the great work you do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was fortunate to volunteer for this organization and see the wonderful work they are doing to support skilled immigrants in their job search. The job search can be an overwhelming experience even if you're in your home country, so this support system is a great asset to remove those barriers and create a positive job search experience. I couldn't say enough great things!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Upwardly Global does an amazing job of working with immigrants and providing straight-forward, proven career support to help them get back on their career track quickly. Their volunteer program is very well-run. They communicate effectively, and what's more, they have great trainings for both volunteers and candidates. I've been very impressed with my volunteer experience there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with UpGlo through a company event. They came to our office, trained us, and had us work 2 on 1 with a new immigrant to build a resume. Their model is great for people who want to have direct, personal impact in not a lot of time. The whole process took ~2 hours.

The organization has a fantastic goal of helping skilled immigrants find jobs in the US. I look forward to continuing to work with them.

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