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.
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.