New York, NY (November 3, 2021) – Upwardly Global announced today that it has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits.
Upwardly Global is a national nonprofit that provides job coaching and skill-building and networking programs to help immigrants and refugees restart their professional careers in the United States. Immigrant and refugee professionals face a host of barriers in rebuilding careers in the U.S., including limited professional networks, misperceptions about the value of their international credentials and experience, and hiring bias. Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate employment barriers for these professionals, and advance the inclusion of their skills into the U.S. economy.
“We are honored to be named one of the first 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofits,” says Jina Krause-Vilmar, CEO of Upwardly Global. “After 20 years of training newcomers to the country and eliminating barriers to employment, our work is more important now than ever. Immigrants and refugees continue to face challenges in restarting their lives in the U.S. and we now face an unprecedented opportunity over the next few years to fill high-skilled job openings with this untapped labor market.”.
More about Upwardly Global’s 2021 Award and success stories can be found at greatnonprofits.org/org/upwardly-global.
About Upwardly Global
Upwardly Global, founded in 2000, is the first and longest-serving organization focused on advancing the inclusion of immigrant and refugee professionals into the U.S. workforce. Upwardly Global’s innovative skill-building and networking programs coach internationally trained professionals in rebuilding professional careers and U.S. employers in accessing their talents with inclusive hiring practices. To date, Upwardly Global has placed more than 7,700 people, adding $358 million to the economy each year. Learn more at www.upwardlyglobal.org.
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