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Upwardly Global

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Job Training, Leadership Development, Vocational Counseling

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. and helped place over 7,100 in professional jobs.

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 1000 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.

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

John Hill E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global was a game changer in my life. I am immigrant who learned about UpGlo through World Relief. I received advise and support from both its amazing team and volunteers network. Thanks to its job search training initiatives, mock interviews, resume cliniques, among other activities, I managed to successfully transition from finance to data analytics in Chicago. My experience there was amazing.

Also, UpGlo supported me at helping other fellow immigrants to find better opportunities.

I could not recommend UpGlo enough!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with UpGlo for the past 5 years and can't say enough about the organization- their impact is clearly felt in the lives of skilled immigrant job seekers who find roles in their field with the support of UpGlo's staff and volunteer coaching. This work is also so important to support the vitality of the present and future American workplaces. The UpGlo staff are dedicated and effective at accomplishing their mission and the job seekers they support are impressive professionals who have proven value to bring to their next roles.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of Upwardly Global when a colleague who went through their program was hired at my company. Since then I have attended a dozen volunteer events, coaching people on their resumes and conducting mock interviews for jobs they are applying for. The Upwardly Global staff truly care on a human level about each of the job-seekers they coach through the job-seeking process. I'm consistently blown away by the wonderful work Upwardly Global does helping impressive newcomers to the USA re-enter their chosen fields of work. Could not love this organization more!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Upwardly Global is an amazing organization. I've been volunteering for nearly 6 months now and I am inspired by the job seekers. Upwardly Global provides tremendous support by providing mock interviews, resume reviews, HR panel events, Women in Tech events, and more. This organization truly lifts their participants and volunteers at all levels.Upwardly Global is doing incredibly important work for the community and for the country, and I couldn't recommend it enough. Being a immigrant myself I can understand the struggles and challenges for landing a job in USA and UpGlo is the perfect organization that understands the challenges and helps candidates overcome them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with UpGlo for the last three plus years, primarily through their mock interviews or speed networking events. The professionals and job seekers they engage with are always so incredibly impressive and professional. They motivate me to be better at my job.

The logistics from the team are always run quite smoothly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Upwardly Global by a co-worker, and quickly got more involved after getting to known the vision, programming, and the people involved. I love seeing the tangible impact that UpGlo has in connecting professional-skilled immigrants with meaningful jobs. In fact, I was lucky to have the experience of hiring a job seeker through an UpGlo informational interview. This person joined my team and was one of the most impactful, humble, and driven I've ever worked with. It's easy to get involved as a volunteer and to feel the impact you're having on a job seeker's sense of confidence and hope.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an amazing organization with an incredibly inspiring mission!
The incredible group of people I met at Upwardly Global are the most hard-working, dedicated, and talented people I have ever met! They were key in guiding me through the US job market and familiarizing with the US culture.
Upwardly Global helped to rewrite my resume, trained my interview skills and taught to networking with professionals.
With all their support I was able to reposition myself in the job market within a wonderful organization. I will always be thankful for their support and proud to be an alumna expanding the partnership with Upglo within my organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is a great organization that dedicates all of it resources to support and improve the lives of many immigrants, refugees and asylees in our country. It allows these incredibly hard working and talented people to bring the best out of them and reach their professional goals and aspirations. Upwardly Global's staff is extremely dedicated in supporting each job seeker by providing them with networking opportunities through partnerships with well-known employers, resume writing techniques, interview coaching, training programs and much more. As an immigrant myself, I feel very passionate about all the wonderful contributions this organization has done to change and improve lives of the immigrant population in the United States. It has always been a pleasure to support Upwardly Global's mission through the different initiatives and events over the past few years. I look forward to continue supporting their mission in creating a positive change for the immigrant community in the United States!

Maria L.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Upwardly Global for five years and the experience has been so personally enriching. I have met new immigrants, refugees and aslyum seekers with experience in engineering, lawyers, scientists, professors and many more talented people. Upwardly Global offers an array of volunteer opportunities from in person networking to virtual mock interviews. My company also supports Upwardly Global and with their support I have been able to arrange volunteer opportunities for hundreds of our employees. We work with Upwardly Global and make a focused effort to support our inclusion and diversity efforts by hiring job seekers. It's a win-win and I couldn't be prouder to be a supporter.

Wendy C.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering and supporting the nonprofit since 2013. UpGlo is an amazing organization and truly helped transform the lives fo the job seekers they served. And their services are 100% free to job seekers!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an amazing organization to volunteer for. They are collaborative and supportive. I've been volunteering for nearly a year now and I am inspired by the job seekers. Their tenacity and strive is inspiring. Upwardly Global provides tremendous support by providing mock interviews, resume reviews, HR panel events, Women in Tech events, and more. They provide courses or bootcamp training resources to job seekers for continuing education. This organization truly lifts their participants and volunteers at all levels.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global has done and continues to do amazing work connecting extremely talented job seekers with organizations, not only improving their well-being but contributing to advancing the country's workforce. UpGlo is truly invested in their job seekers and their staff is some of the most hard working and dedicated people I know. They embody their mission in everything they do from advocacy work to up-skilling programs. As a volunteer, I have always felt informed and encouraged, which I have found to be crucial in growing a non-profit volunteer base. I want to thank Upwardly Global for all they have done and I am excited to continue to support this organization!

Amy B

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global provides very rewarding volunteer opportunities and it's work is even more critical these days.

I've been a volunteer for over 6 years in Chicago, and have met incredible people - job seekers, staff, and fellow volunteers alike. I've seen nervous job seekers blossom into confident job applicants and new employees. My husband's cousin was a job seeker (former doctor in Iraq working menial jobs here) and with UpGlo he was able to secure an incredible medical residency. The impact this had on his extended family cannot be overstated, and I'm forever grateful to UpGlo!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

America is stronger with a more inclusive workforce. Upwardly Global actively works to connect incredible talent to employers who get that truth and will stay ahead because of their commitment to diverse perspectives and talent. That includes Upwardly Global themselves: they hire some of the jobseekers they support!

Maria Ptouchkina

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an amazing organization. I have been involved as a volunteer for several years helping new immigrants to Chicago rebuild their careers and achieve their professional potential. Upwardly Global is doing incredibly important work for the community and for the country, and I couldn't recommend it enough. It's a truly great non-profit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to the US in 2004 and struggled with survivor jobs. Upwardly Global helped to rewrite my resume, trained my interview skills and taught to networking with professionals. Today I have an international sales position and I and proud to be formed by Upwardly Global.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

3 Will24

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

4 Yvonne21

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

2 Ali_2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an amazing organization. I volunteered with Upwardly Global while living in New York City, it was great to meet the individuals who had just recently moved to the area and were benefiting from our efforts, they were smart, accomplished, and very appreciative. I hope this organization is able to continue to grow and help more and more people. Thanks. Lilly

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm Upwardly global Alumni. UpGlo is a unique organization that help Professional immigrants to find their career in United States. They believe in the added value of professional Immigrants and understands the struggles of those immigrants. I was so fortunate that I've found UpGlo on my first year of immigration. UpGlo is so unique as all their services are free, staff are well educated and know fully well how to orient and train people so that they could find a carrier in their profession (not just a job). I believe in Upwardly global and I would be forever grateful to this organization for helping me find my fist professional job in US. At present, I am working as a Production Manager on one of the big food industry companies.
Thanks UpGlo.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm Upwardly global Alumni. UpGlo is a unique organization that help Professional immigrants to find their career in United States. They believe in the added value of professional Immigrants and understands the struggles of those immigrants. I was so fortunate that I've found UpGlo on my first year of immigration. UpGlo is so unique as all their services are free, staff are well educated and know fully well how to orient and train people so that they could find a carrier in their profession (not just a job). I believe in Upwardly global and I would be forever grateful to this organization for helping me find my fist professional job in US. At present, I am working as a Production Manager on one of the big food industry companies. Thanks UpGlo.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an amazing nonprofit organization helped me landed my first job in the US. Upwardly Global not only polished my skills for interview and resume/cover letter writing, it strengthened my confidence in working in the US.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global made a huge difference in my life and career. When I came to the United States. I had almost 10 years of professional experience, but no experience with the job search in the U.S. With their help I was able to reposition myself in the job market within my area of expertise. I am forever thankful for their help and proud to be an alumna - and later volunteer - of such an amazing organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have helped several highly skilled professionals and referred them to Upwardly Global. Thank you so much for your invaluable services to the community.

Inoh C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The caliber of the staff, the volunteers and the people who come are unparalleled. Here lies the intersection of talent, potential, and meaningful impact.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came to this country I was so confused about how and what I was supposed to do to find a job. Everything changed when I went to a training session with UpGlow. Now I feel more confident in my job search and I've seen other people helped by UpGlow succeed as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global offers an excellent opportunity for volunteers to work hands on with immigrants to the US on their interviewing skills and resume building skills. The staff prepares volunteers during a brief session prior to being partnered up with a job-seeker, so first time volunteers need not worry about wondering what kind of advice they can provide. The job-seekers are open minded and are very open to feedback from volunteers. If you are looking to make a positive impact on someone's career, I would highly recommend volunteering with Upwardly Global.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global has an amazingly dedicated staff who work with their clients thoughtfully and thoroughly. Their programs, services, and advocacy are needed in a time when many are leaving the workforce and many are entering the United States with more skills and talents to share. I've also volunteered with clients and every single person was motivated and ready to work, grow, and contribute to the community--the same strengths that immigrants who came long ago also exhibited.

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Donor

Rating: 5

UpGlo helped me to polish my soft skills so I could pursue opportunities within my career. UpGlo supports the continuous needs of the job market for talented and experienced employees. The organization is committed to help only legal immigrants which results in a higher retention rate for US employers and limits the transfer of earnings overseas. This has an overall positive impact on the US Economy.

Elaine46

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Previous participants become future volunteers. This is a sign of a successful organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've wired with UpGlo in both New York and Chicago, through both a corporate partnership and as an independent volunteer. They are responsive, attuned to the unique needs of the populations they serve and fill an essential role in getting new American job seekers in track. The experiences I've had meant that I've sought them out as a partner as I've moved and I've referred both job seekers and volunteers to their services. Keep up the good work UpGlo!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about this organization through a classmate who was a mentor and recommended it. I loved the story and found the mission compelling. I was looking for a way to leverage my experience and pay forward the mentorship that I received over the years. Everyone that I talked were passionate about the organization. In addition, the staff was professional and organized. My experience as a mentor has been rewarding. And it was great to see my mentee find a job and witness her journey. I would recommend the organization to other professionals who want to make a difference, especially those who understand the challenges of relocation to a different country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great program that really allows professionals from other countries develop their resume and interviewing skills. It is also a great networking opportunity for those involved!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I'm Gigi. I'm new immigrant to US. This is my 2nd year here. I knew about Up glow from one of my friends. Up Glow helped me a lot to set my 1st step in US job market, as I was coming from different part of the world ( Egypt ). And because of their support, now, I was lucky to join Wells Fargo bank; one of the biggest companies in the banking industry. I'm really thanking all the staff who helped me especially Rose
my coach and Marlow my mentor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've witnessed how UpGlow has improved the lives of hundreds of foreign professionals in the Bay Area by helping them find their first job in the US. Their staff is very competent, caring and knowledgeable, they have a solid group of volunteers supporting their activities, and it also uses web tools that allow the job seeker to improve hers/his skills without having to commute to the city. UpGlow should have branches in all major cities in the US. Great work!!

Maureen44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am the office manager for a small research consulting firm in San Francisco. For hiring, I reached out to UpGlo to see if they had any candidates. Their Program Director told me about a gentleman with a masters and strong background in research. His resume showed he was working the nightshift in a parking lot in North Beach, but she assured me that he had experience and would be a good fit. When we met him we were blown away! He had far more experience in our field than we imagined. He was indeed the perfect fit. The market was in need of qualified and experienced research consultants and we were happy to use UpGlo to find this talent. It's hard to imagine that without UpGlo, it's possible he would still be working the nightshift.

1 Maria Paula O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an amazing organization, and it provides a life lasting benefit for its job seekers. For me, UpGlo was key in guiding me through the US job market culture, being fundamental in my landing a vice president position few months after moving to the US. UpGlo is truly a great nonprofit!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global does truly inspiring work. By helping incredibly talented immigrant professionals find careers that match their skills, they're helping the economy function more efficiently, while matching much needed openings with qualified candidates.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global members invest their professionalism and helped a huge number of educated immigrants start new work and life in the U.S.A. Upwardly is a nonprofit organization with a strong customer focus and social responsibility.

I was lucky to find Upwardly five years ago. Thanks to Upwardly I have been working my dreamed job since 2010.

Maria Radoslavova

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

UpGlo really puts out high quality work. The network that they build is invaluable.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is the best idea for Nonprofit organization, Upwardly Global giving you something very valuable for free they giving you the "Knowledge" and "Knowledge is Power" and thats what you need when you move to a new society with diffrent concepts. The American Job Market is Totally different than any other market in the world. UpGlo Educate you for free, they give you the know how and the experience for free, how you gonna be when you get an MBA from Harvard for free? Its something similar, you get a very professional training on how American job market works, how to make a resume, how to search for a job, what to do in the interview, they connect you with highly professional pepole in big companies to build your professional network. Upglo start with you from searching for a job, writing your resume, building your professional network, find a job and negotiate your offer, and they stays support you in the first 6 months of your job.

1 Sheila41

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is an organization that truly understands and tackles the problem that professional immigrants face when trying to enter the US job market. Now not only I'm happier and more economically stable but I'm actively contibuting to improve the processes in my new job / company, so is a WIN-WIN all around.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly global is a unique organization that understands the struggles of first time immigrants in the United States. I was so fortunate that I've found this group that genuinely looks after the welfare of some helpless immigrants like me, most especially during the critical period of looking for a job in order to survive. What makes this organization unique is that the services are free, staff are well educated and they know fully well how to orient and train people so that they could find a job (not just a job) that is in line with their field of specialization. I love Upwardly global and I would be forever grateful to this organization for helping me find my place in an entirely new environment. At present, I am working in a School District where it further opens new opportunities and employment related to the field of education. God bless you UpGlo!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Upwardly Global for almost three years. It is an amazing organization with an incredibly inspiring mission. UpGlo is extremely professionally run, with a highly qualified and dedicated staff. The programs offered -- resume writing assistance, mock interviews, networking sessions, mentorship, 1-1 coaching, e-learning etc. -- are well designed and effectively delivered. What has impressed me most is the impact UpGlo is having on the lives of skilled immigrants, their families and the broader communities.

I've met many amazing job seekers and alum of UpGlo's programs and am always impressed and humbled by their experiences and contributions. As an immigrant myself, I can identify with many of the issues and challenges new immigrant job seekers face, and working with UpGlo has been an inspiring and rewarding experience. There are many impactful and fun ways to support the organization. Sign up to volunteer!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is a phenomenal organization, led by an incredible group of people.

The group's vision of helping skilled immigrants maximize their career potential in the US is incredibly powerful - it's a mission that will benefit not only the job-seekers who attend the program, but the country as a whole.

The team, moreover, consists of some of the most hard-working, dedicated, visionary people I have ever met. It is incredibly motivating to see the level of passion demonstrated by the UpGlo team at every level, and it shows in the tremendous gratitude of people who's lives are touched by the group.

Finally, the workshops organized by UpGlo are FUN. They are an opportunity to meet incredibly qualified, accomplished people from around the world. Where else can you sit down doctors from Iran and engineers from Colombia, and hear their stories? At every session, I have found myself learning and learning and taking away far more than what I put in.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global is definitely one of the more professional non-profits. Their mission is clear and definitely resonates with many folks in the Bay Area. I volunteered on-site at my company and it was easy and meaningful for me and my coworkers. Would definitely recommend for any professional looking to mentor and help those locked out of the job market.

Lauren93

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Upwardly Global two years ago through a New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise. I'm always incredibly impressed with not only the exceptional care and thoughtfulness that this organization provides to each of its job candidates, but the how this mission is manifested in every aspect of the company, whether through grassroots, on-the-ground action, or in the back end of the administration.

It's a pleasure to be updated on how they consistently affect change in the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global: "Immigration to Integration- it's what we do!" Or - everyone wins! Or- keep America Great! They all fit as tag lines for this wonderful group of people!

1 wryezome

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I discovered Upwardly Global online, I was impressed enough to drive 2-hours from the city where I live to attend one of their volunteer training sessions in San Francisco. I've been a volunteer for almost 2-years now. Upwardly Global has many strengths as an organization that I appreciate as a nonprofit leader and as a professional:

1) Their clear mission--to assist new immigrants in their pursuit of US employment through support, mentoring, and coaching--is a laudable goal that promotes human dignity and well-being. Upwardly Global makes the "American Dream" not only accessible, but achievable for new Americans.
2) Their committed staff--the people whom I've encountered at Upwardly Global have been uniformly impressive. Their team shows a refreshing blend of practical idealism--able to inspire their various constituents--donors, volunteers, and mentees, while at the same time encouraging job-seekers to work hard to achieve their goals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Upwardly Global for 2 years now and have been very pleased with the organization. They are professional and focused in their desire to assist applicants finding employment utilizing candidate's depth and experience. They are tenacious but not to a fault. They are flexible and creative in working with organizations.

Marni S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity and I was able to sign up for a Saturday session easily only a few days ahead of time with Upwardly Global. I had no idea what to expect but it looked like a good opportunity to work with people in a supportive role.

I showed up and was incredibly impressed at the organization and presentation of the group. They walked us through an introduction about the program and what we would be doing that day. They said that we could sign up to be mentors if we liked this, and I thought to myself that I doubted I would be interested.

Then we had a really good lunch. Then we went to our assigned interviewees and went through the process. Afterward we all met and mingled and had a closing talk. I met so many interesting people, and really enjoyed the interaction with the second person I interviewed. After I wrote to the organizer to let them know I would be interested in signing up to be a mentor.

They have regular networking events that are fun and I get to meet awesome people. You can commit as little or as much as you want to.

What keeps me coming back is that it feels like I am really helping and contributing to the lives of the people in the program. It is such a feel good thing to do and I tell a lot of people about the opportunity so that I've become a kind of word of mouth marketer because I love it so much!

Try it out. It's easy to sign up and there's lots of opportunity. You just might end up loving Upwardly Global as much as I do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in a resume and interview skills workshop with Upwardly Global hosted by Accenture in San Francisco. It was a great experience. The staff was great and very professional and the participants were really interesting. The participants were smart, many were highly trained and it was interesting to hear about their experience and help them learn to talk about their skills and education in a way that would get them a great job here in the US. The workshop lasted a couple hours and was time well spent. Upwardly Global is a great organization and does its job incredibly well. I'd recommend volunteering with them to someone who has only a little time once in a while or someone who's looking for a more consistent commitment. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to volunteers and companies looking for volunteer opportunities for their people.

Raj P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with Upwardly Global as part of Accenture's Skills to Succeed Program. It is a high impact program helping immigrant refugees expand their career options in the US. The workshops simply require a volunteer to guide and mentor a highly-skilled participant as they seek employment in the US. Accenture has successfully hired Upwardly Global participants. The partnership has been a win-win. It is time well-spent and something which has been expanded across the country.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Upwardly Global truly impressed me with their services, cause, and effectiveness. Most people probably know someone (if not in their own family) who has come to this country to make a better life of it, but never consider just how hard this is. I volunteered at one of their networking and interview training sessions interviewing a pair of clients and networking with many more. There were probably about 40 professionals (not including local employee volunteers from Cisco, Apple, Google, banks, etc) that Upwardly Global was helping that day and everyone I met was skilled and experienced in their professions. It's absolutely incredible what these people are doing and have overcome just to get here and then they are faced with having no professional network in the United States, and almost no experience in getting a job the way Americans do in spite of their abilities to actually excel at those jobs. Upwardly Global provides more than just hope for these people, they gain actual skills that can put them in a position to make money, support their families, and contribute fully to society. Upwardly Global seems to set their bar pretty high for those they support (permanent work authorization, Bachelor's degree minimum, English speaking, from a developing country or refuge status, multiple years of work experience), which is actually something I appreciate, because you know your time and any donations are being used by people who need it, are capable of doing something with it, and won't become dependent on assistance down the road. As a volunteer, this event was very beneficial to me as well. It gave me more confidence in speaking/approaching people related to networking and was a fantastic refresher on common interview questions and evaluating what sounds good and what I should focus on in an interview having been on the other-side of the table. When I got home I immediately told former employers / colleagues about what this organization was doing and that their amazing untapped talent pool. Check out their website for more information, and consider a worthy donation. I highly recommend volunteering with this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i came from Mexico 3 years ago. I am doing my jobseeking with Upwardly Global training program. i feel so happy, because they make me feel that i can do something wiht my carrer here in the United State. I recently lose my job, and i am looking for one. I have a business Administration bachelor degree from Mexico. I have my mentor right now her names is Jackie Ross, and I hope so she will help me alot with my carrer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a great privilege to write a review about upwardly global about their commendable work in assisting qualified immigrants find back their job and life in the USA. I have been the lucky very few to have met upwardly global and get the necessary assistance I need to find a job. With their professional approach they instill a systematic and well founded methodology of preparing and presenting a qualified non-US origin professional to the US job market. With their close and personal communication techniques, they understand each job seeker’s need and provide guidance and day to day counseling. Unlike many other Job assistance organizations, they not only give the theoretical information on how to get a job, they actually practically help prepare the clients in building resumes, self marketing techniques, networking techniques and even do mock interviews. Moreover, they go the distance to search jobs and present the job seekers to companies from their large network of employers. I have known Upwardly Global only for two months, but every workshop and personal communication I received has been getting me ever closer to realizing my dreams and even gave me the opportunity to network with a number of companies and organizations very relevant to my career line.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is excellent non-profit organization! UpwardlyGlobal helps newcomers to find their way in the USA. The UG's collective is very kind and polite. All meets and supports was excellent!