Immigrants want to rebuild their careers. Employers are looking for experienced global talent. Upwardly Global exists to bring them together. Upwardly Global is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. Their vision is a United States where skilled new Americans are a recognized and valued source of talent.
UMT volunteers and Upwardly Global candidates met to do mock interview sessions, network and share their experiences. As a globally diverse company, many of our employees know first-hand the challenges facing Upwardly Global candidates. They are excited to leverage those skills and help others achieve the kind of professional success they have attained in the United States...Read more
JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge
The JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge is a world-wide series of 3.5-mile running events open to groups of employees from organizations within the business and public sectors. Participants may register only as part of a company team - no individual entries are accepted. After the race, each organization groups its participants into an unlimited number of four-person teams in order to determine the race's top teams. Awards are presented for individual and team performances. Teams with competitive runners have a chance to qualify for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship, to be held on Park Avenue in New York City in October 2008... Read more
City Harvest, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, is the world's first and New York City's only food rescue program. Millions of pounds of good, edible food are thrown away each year by New York City food businesses. At the same time, more than one million people are hungry, including nearly 350,000 children and more than 140,000 senior citizens. City Harvest is the link between those who have so much and those who have too little. This year, City Harvest will rescue 20 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry - including restaurants, manufacturers, wholesalers, green markets, hotels, corporate cafeterias, grocery stores and farms - and deliver it to more than 600 community food programs throughout the five boroughs using a fleet of 16 trucks and volunteers on foot... Read more
New York Cares
New York Cares was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against the serious social issues facing our city. Their goal was to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service - and this continues to be our mission today. Each year, New York Cares brings vital volunteer support to more than 850 nonprofit agencies, public schools and other deserving organizations throughout the five boroughs. Our program staff work with each organization to identify their most pressing needs, create projects where volunteers can make a meaningful difference, and then recruit and deploy teams of volunteers to help meet those needs... Read more
City Meals-on-Wheels raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Last year, our family of contributors helped us bring over 2.1 million nutritious meals to 17,713 frail aged in every borough of New York City. In addition, over 1,500 volunteers collectively spent 62,000 hours visiting and delivering meals to New York’s frail aged. City Meals funds 30 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves.
The UMT team periodically participates as part of the Meals on Wheels weekend delivery team in New York City. Read More