Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global has a mission to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee populations, including advancement of their skills into the U.S. economy. Upwardly Global provides employment assistance and job search skills training for recently arrived immigrant and refugee professionals to the US who have full work authorization.

Rapid enrollment in their services

Afghan evacuees whose status is pending processing can benefit from our job search training while they wait—enroll your clients without delay by referring to this eligibility checklist and then having them fill out our online intake form.

Special introductions to employers

Upwardly Global works with their 50+ corporate partners to give newly arriving Afghans who join their free program a leg up in the job search process, including unique opportunities to meet with Amazon and other corporate recruiters in need of professional hires.

Free certification opportunities

There are 100% free or scholarship-based courses and certifications from top-tier providers in IT, computer programming, project management, and many more, so newly arriving Afghans can start building in-demand skills without delay and at no cost.

Professional licensing assistance

Upwardly Global is able to assist medical practitioners, engineers, accountants, and other licensed professionals navigate state licensing, obtain degree verification, and strategize their interim job search

If you know of anyone who qualifies for their free services, please connect them with the national outreach manager Abel Mucyo (abelm@upwardlyglobal.org), Program Director Elena Fairly (elena@upwardlyglobal.org) or have them fill out the online intake form.

For more information, including information in Dari and Pashto, go to the page “We Welcome Afghans to the U.S.”

We have also created a specific job search portal for Ukrainian clients, but which is useful for anyone looking to find opportunities in their career track. “Free Career Resources For Ukrainian Professionals in the U.S..”

Service Area
Bay Area
San Francisco
47 Kearny Street, Suite 801
San Francisco, CA 94108
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