About Us

SkillUp is dedicated to helping more than 40 million workers get rehired for in-demand jobs in high-growth industries. Our coalition is made up of over 60 world-class training and education providers, tech firms, employers, and philanthropies.

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Our Mission

Joining Together for America’s Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an economic toll on America’s workers. With unemployment rates not seen since the Great Depression, workers across the country are trying to reorient themselves in the face of an uncertain future.

To address this critical need, we launched the SkillUp Coalition in July 2020, an upskilling non-profit coalition built to help America’s laid-off and furloughed workers access the training and employment opportunities they need to secure a place in the economy of the future.

Rather than push workers back into jobs just like the ones they left, SkillUp gives workers the opportunity to build new skills that are suited to in-demand jobs with promising career paths.

The Coalition also enables partners to share best practices, collaborate on shared challenges, and participate in public engagement campaigns that help frontline workers begin a prosperous new stage in their careers. 

Just one year later, SkillUp comprises over 60 organizations including training and education providers, tech firms, employers and philanthropies. We are proud to support all workers, at any stage of their career journey, and aim to create an affordable, equitable, upskilling ecosystem that allows anyone the opportunity to claim their career.

1 Year Anniversary

Meet Our Coalition Partners

SkillUp is a unique coalition of more than 60 top employers, training and education providers, technology companies, job readiness nonprofits, and philanthropies dedicated to equipping workers with the skills that will help them thrive in high-growth, in-demand jobs.

Meet Our Team

Yelba Adumbire

Program Associate

Beth Davis

Vice President – Training & Analytics

Seroja Boyakhchian

Product Management Intern

Lauren Dietz

Director – Partnerships & Operations

Mariangeles Chinelatto

Marketing & Content Manager

Crystal Forame

Marketing Assistant

Grace Gerber

Community Manager

Tiara Porter

Executive Assistant

Desiree Jewell

Vice President – Marketing & Comms

Erin Ravenscraft

Program Associate

Steve Lee

Executive Director

Felissa Rubin

Digital Marketing Strategist

Elissa Salas

Vice President – Partnerships & Operations

Blyth Strachman

Vice President – Product

Darryl Terry, II

Development Associate

Board of Directors and Advisors

Andre Bennin

Board Director

Managing Partner, Juvo Ventures

Josh Jarrett

Board Director

Executive Chair, SkillUp Coalition Founder SVP, Strategy, Wiley

Maria Flynn

Board Director

President and CEO, Jobs for the Future

Jose Ortiz, Jr.

Board Director

CEO, NYC Employment & Training Coalition

Benjamin Geyerhahn

Board Director

CEO, Workers Benefits Fund

Des Lovell

Board Director

VP Finance, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Gayatri Agnew

Advisory Board

Senior Director, Walmart Giving

Rachel Carlson

Advisory Board

CEO, Guild Education

Karan Chopra

Advisory Board

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Opportunity@Work

Rahim Fazal

Advisory Board

CEO, SV Academy

Paul Freedman

Advisory Board

Founder, Entangled Group

Joe Fuller

Advisory Board

Professor of Management Practice & Co-Director of Managing the Future of Work Initiative

Rob Gifford

Advisory Board

President at National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)

Angela Jackson

Advisory Board

Partner, New Profit

Andrew Jones

Advisory Board

President (interim), Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Gary Lopez

Advisory Board

CEO, The NROC Project

Tyra Mariani

Advisory Board

President, Schultz Family Foundation

Courtney McBeth

Advisory Board

Senior Vice President, Strada Impact Operations

Ajita Talwalker Menon

Advisory Board

President & CEO at Calbright College

Aaron Moore

Advisory Board

Government Relations Manager, LinkedIn

Jane Oates

Advisory Board

President, WorkingNation

Aaron Osmond

Advisory Board

Education and Workforce Specialist – Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Jane Swift

Advisory Board

President & Executive Director, LearnLaunch

Worker Advisory Board

The Voice of those most impacted

We work for the American worker. Any solution we develop and action we take needs to be done for and with those on the frontline. They are our inspiration and reason for being.

We have assembled a Worker Advisory Board that consists of workers who have been impacted by COVID-19.  This body helps inform, guide and influence all SkillUp services and outreach. 

Group meeting over videoconference

Akil G


New York

Brenda M



Katherine B

Personal care aide

New York 

Roger S

School Support Services 


Shannon J

Custodial Support