Today there are more than 1.8 million immigrants in the U.S. who are
college-educated, have the legal right to work, but are unemployed or
significantly underemployed. In their home countries they were engineers,
doctors, scientists, accountants, and nonprofit professionals. In the U.S.
they become cashiers, nannies, and cab drivers, if employed at all.
To solve this problem Upwardly Global creates employer partnerships that
benefit from access to this talent pool. We also provide customized
training and support for these new Americans to give them an equal
opportunity to find and secure skill appropriate opportunities and achieve
their full economic potential in the U.S. The outcome is global talent for
employers, culturally competent service providers for diverse communities,
and family sustaining incomes for those who were previously unemployed or
To eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and
integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.
The information above can be found on the official website of Upwardly Global. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.upwardlyglobal.org