Our impact

RISE Up Participants- In Class

Our retail training helps change lives

Through the RISE Up training and credentialing program, job seekers learn skills and build the confidence to land a job in retail.
Tameka's Story

Tameka Young spent 15 years working as a mental health professional before deciding she was ready for a change of pace and environment. To stand out as a job-seeker, Tameka signed up for the NRF Foundation's Customer Service and Sales credential, after hearing about it through a RISE Up training and delivery partner.

Scholarship recipient builds thriving career
Garrett Ledbetter received an NRF Foundation scholarship in 2015. Today, he's a general manager for Old Navy and fervent believer in the work of the NRF Foundation and the opportunities retail offers.
Garrett Ledbetter, General Manager at Old Navy

Each year we award over $500,000 in scholarships to people who want to build careers in retail. Watch to learn more about our recipients and how the Foundation has helped them launch their journeys in the industry.

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What it's like to work in retail

Why is retail such a great industry? We talked to the people that chose retail as a career to find out. Here's what they had to say.


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NRF 2018: Retail's Big Show highlights: Gala and Student Program
January 15, 2018
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Student Challenge Class of 2018
July 18, 2018
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Rising Stars Scholarship
July 19, 2018
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