UpwardlyGlobal Gala 2013

 

Last week, Roundarch Isobar was recognized as one of the sponsors at the Annual Gala for UpwardlyGlobal, a non-profit that helps highly educated but underemployed new Americans rebuild their lives and careers in the United States. I, along with Amanda Mahoney (Executive Assistant) and Michelle Dash (UX Lead), represented Roundarch Isobar at the event and learned more about UpwardlyGlobal and its impact in the Chicago community.

UpwardlyGlobal helps unemployed and underemployed immigrants and refugees learn how to navigate the job search in this country and assists them in finding jobs in their field of work (e.g. engineering, medicine, teaching etc., instead of say – driving a taxi or working at a fast food restaurant). They run multiple monthly resume prep workshops, mock interviews and networking events with employers.

Impact on the families and the community is substantial. So far this year in Chicago, UpwardlyGlobal helped place 67 candidates in their job fields while also helping companies address their skill shortages with international talent. On average, here in Chicago, individuals? income increases by $37,000 when they find a job in their field through help from UpwardlyGlobal.

How UpwardlyGlobal helps Immigrants achieve the American Dream:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Z-VpXwWck&feature=youtu.be&a

At the Gala, Amanda, Michelle and I were able to meet some of the job seekers from all over the world and learn about how UpwardlyGlobal is making a difference in their lives. We also networked with other Chicago employers and learned how their organizations collaborated and helped UpwardlyGlobal achieve its mission.

Amanda and I look forward to partnering with UpwardlyGlobal on an event in the Chicago office. More details to come!

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