YCore is a fellowship program that enables young professionals working on extended projects for nonprofits in order to encourage local, sustainable impact. This fall, I have been fortunate enough to be part of their program and partner with Upwardly Global, a nonprofit whose mission is to help immigrants and refugees find employment. My team and I will help them compile stories from employers and applicants to help them increase partnerships and interest in their program.
This project is important to me because I grew up in an immigrant household and living through the hardships my parents faced. Living in the United States as refugees and immigrants has been more difficult than ever. Not only is assimilating and living in a foreign country daunting, it can be extremely difficult preparing for and finding employment. I am ecstatic and fortunate that I can give back to a community I relate to. I have committed to raising $1500 for YCore, so that they can continue supporting and educating professionals who also want to give back to the community.
I appreciate your support! Feel free to connect with me if you have any questions or curiosities at firstname.lastname@example.org.