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A Financial Professional Relaunches A Promising Career

Name: Ruchi

Country: India

Profession: Working for a leading U.S. bank

Determined not to let her two master's degrees in finance and five years of experience go to waste, Ruchi nonetheless kept hitting walls at every turn in her U.S. job search. In early 2014, Ruchi enrolled in our Women's Services Program and began working with her UpGlo career advisor. Several months later, when she was invited to interview at a leading U.S. bank, Ruchi was prepared. She completed all of her interview rounds in one day, and received an offer the following day.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"I have been a volunteer with Upwardly Global since 2005. The experience of helping skilled immigrants achieve their professional dreams has enriched me in more ways than I could convey. Sharing their successes and setbacks during their job search journey taught me about resilience, drive and the passion they have to fulfill their potential and reach their goals."

Name: Caroline Cornely

Country: USA

Profession: Business Finance Manager

Company: Global TAC & Operations

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Our Partners

We work in partnership to achieve positive change and impact

Our model is based on close community engagement and strong institutional relationships.  We create effective, mutually beneficial partnerships within the communities in which we operate to drive our programs and impact via cooperation and collaboration with organizations doing related work in the fields of workforce development, immigrant and refugee issues, employment services and philanthropy.


Upwardly Global delivers its services at no cost to qualified job seekers.  We rely on the generous support of private, community and family foundations, individual and major donors, and corporate sponsors to deliver our programs and create a transformative impact for our job seekers, their families, and local communities. Some of our funding partners include:

Carson Family Trust
The Duchossois Family Foundation
The Driehaus Foundation
The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
The Field Foundation
Kellogg Foundation
The Polk Bros Foundation
RealNetworks Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Tiger Foundation
Tipping Point Community
Silicon Valley Foundation
State of Illinois
Walmart Foundation
Weinberg Foundation

Employer Network Partners

Upwardly Global engages employers of all sizes by sourcing talent for open positions, and collaboratively planning employee engagement, training and networking events.  We frequently partner with diversity councils, employee resource groups, specific lines of business, and internal volunteering initiatives. We have hundreds of Employer Network Partners, here are just a few examples:

Cisco Systems
JP Morgan Chase
Northern Trust
Standard & Poor’s
Wells Fargo

Community Partners

Our community partners provide job seeker referrals and partner on community outreach and training events.  Through in-kind space donations, on an annual basis each office is able to host events that engage hundreds if not thousands more job seekers, volunteers and employers who could not fit within the walls of our offices. Some of our community partners include:

Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium
English Center in Oakland
Heartland Alliance
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Jewish Community Center of Greater Coney Island
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
New York Cares
Network Professional Association
Per Scholas
Riverside Language Program
Truman College
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
Welcome Back Center at LaGuardia Community College
Welcoming America
World Education Services
World Relief
Workforce One Centers
Young Professionals of Chicago
Zeno Radio

We are grateful to all of our partners and know that our work is successful thanks to you!

For a full list of our partners by location visit our local office pages. To learn more about joining our growing network of forward-thinking partners who want to be a part of creating positive lasting change, contact us today.

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