Wed, September 29, 2021
Newcomers to the U.S. are more educated than at any other time in our history: 45% of recently-arrived immigrants have at least a bachelor’s degree. Yet more than 2 million immigrants and refugees who have degrees and professional work experience from their home countries face systemic barriers that leave them unemployed or working in survival jobs in the United States. Upwardly Global is the first and longest-serving national organization that helps these individuals restart their careers and bring their skills and perspectives into the American workforce.
Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals, and advance the inclusion of their skills into the U.S. economy.
We envision an equitable, welcoming country where everyone–including immigrants, refugees, and asylees–can fully contribute and thrive.