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NEW YORK — Upwardly Global is pleased to announce that its Afghan response campaign received an honorable mention in Ragan’s Crisis Communications Awards in the Public Affairs category. The award recognizes the Upwardly Global communications team’s ongoing work of uplifting Afghan newcomers’ stories since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
“We have to make sure that we are not [perpetuating] the myth and the negative propaganda against immigrants. That immigrants are ‘extractive,’ that they ‘exploit the system,’ when we know in reality that they are contributing. Upwardly Global helps place over 2,000 immigrants a year back into the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Upwardly Global is proud to endorse the introduction of the Immigrants in Nursing and Allied Health Act, the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Assistance Act, and the Professional’s Access to Health (PATH) Workforce Integration Act introduced today by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA). These three bills would help
Upwardly Global alum Sofiia flees war and gives back in both the U.S. and Ukraine In February of 2022, Sofiia’s six-year-old daughter was brushing her teeth when explosions first shook their home in Ukraine. Ten days later, they fled the country as Sofiia feared for her daughter’s safety. “My
On Friday, May 12, 2023, Upwardly Global President and CEO Jina Krause-Vilmar spoke with John Fugelsang on Sirius XM’s “Tell Me Everything.” “It is an international right to be able to seek safety in the United States, it does not matter what port of entry, you commit through how
“People do not make the decision to uproot themselves — their families, their life — based on policies of any other country. They do it because they feel they have no other choice.” Jina Krause-Vilmar, President and CEO of Upwardly Global, speaks about the ending of Title 42 and
  On May 11, 2023, Upwardly Global President and CEO Jina Krause-Vilmar spoke with ABC News about the end of Title 42 and the “profound increase” of asylum seekers in the D.C. area who are looking for help finding jobs. “We’re seeing people just show up to our doors
Action provides relief, but Upwardly Global urges passage of Afghan Adjustment Act as Afghan refugees remain in limbo WASHINGTON, D.C. — Upwardly Global applauds the Biden Administration’s recent announcement that extends a temporary fix allowing Afghan refugees to legally live and work in the United States. According to the
The seventh annual awards, announced today, honor creative solutions to some of the biggest issues facing communities across the globe NEW YORK — Upwardly Global’s work supporting Afghan newcomers restarting their lives and careers in the U.S. just landed an honorable mention for Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas
After fleeing war, Berhan lands thriving-wage job as Senior Category Analyst Berhan spent much of her childhood underground. Crouched in bomb shelters underneath her family’s home in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, she and her seven siblings grew up in hiding. Daily missile attacks ravaged the region during the

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