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    Adding more spring to their outreach step

    Day 108

    Reaching Out

    Meet Fahad. Originally from Iraq, he’s a graduate from Upwardly Global’s job seeker program. And now, he works with the team, reaching out to the next generation of professionals looking to land that perfect job.

    “I really like it, the team is amazing,” said Fahad. “Their passion is not only passion for finding the job, it’s personal. They check in with you and care even after you find a job.”

    He’s a job coach, but he also participates in community outreach with his colleague Daryna – a fellow program graduate from Ukraine – whenever he can. They both know how important it is for refugees and immigrants to know about what Upwardly Global does.

    But sometimes, they just don’t have the right materials to do it.

    Every week, Daryna and teammates like Fahad go out to community colleges, corporations, churches, and schools, telling people about Upwardly Global and the kind of support they can get there.

    We wanted to support their work, helping get the word out in a more visible way. A great way to do that? A brand new and beautifully designed banner!

    “This will be a really good way to get more attention from people,” said Daryna.

    The more people they reach, the more job seekers come seeking their services.

    “This will help us show people how professional we are, we’ll get more people to stop by,” said Fahad. “Many of the people we meet are highly skilled and educated but can’t find their path on their own. This is personal for me.”

    Listen to Favin – an Upwardly Global teammate – describe how one banner can do big things.

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