NRF Foundation

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NRF Foundation RISE Up

Our award-winning training & credentialing program provides skills to help people land jobs & get promoted

The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career. As NRF's nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities.


News from the blog

25 undergrads to complete Nordstrom case study for top NRF Foundation scholarship
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Semifinalists will spend the summer completing a case study created with Nordstrom
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NRF Foundation Honors recognizes Phoenix high school with national award
John-Martin Rigsby at the podium onstage at the 2022 NRF Foundation Honors
The NRF Foundation Honors awarded Trevor G. Browne High School as the NRF Foundation RISE Up Partner of the Year
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FIDM team earns first place in 2022 NRF Foundation Student Challenge
Three members of top team onstage at the NRF Foundation Honors
Three undergraduates from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising were each awarded $5,000
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Hear from recruiters with top retail companies
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View NRF Foundation recruiter chats when it's convenient for you
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NRF Foundation awards top scholarship to Columbia College Chicago junior
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Columbia College Chicago junior earns $25,000 scholarship
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How NRF Foundation training changes lives
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How Alex Garcia's life has changed since completing training from the NRF Foundation
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The NRF Foundation training and credentialing program provides the skills to build a career in an industry that's a great place to start and grow.