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.