Founded 22 years ago, Upwardly Global is the first and longest-serving organization dedicated to advancing the inclusion of immigrant and refugee professionals into the workforce, and to helping these individuals bring their skills and perspectives into the American economy. As a leader in workforce inclusion, we are uniquely positioned to address the needs of Afghan arrivals, having been the only organization to support professional career re-entry for Iraqi and Afghan SIV recipients.
With a multipronged outreach approach, strong word-of-mouth, and robust stakeholder engagement, we reached a third of our addressable market in under six months, which helps demonstrate the need for robust career readiness services for skilled newcomers.
Though we are still operationalizing our support for Afghan newcomers, some key learnings have emerged:
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