Divya Chaturvedi Selected for the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership ’23-24 Class

September 29, 2023

From the official press release by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: BOSTON (Sept. 28, 2023) – The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation today announced the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL) 2023-2024 class, a group of 18 health professionals who will gather and collectively work to advance their individual…

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Become a Found in Translation Board Member!

September 19, 2023

Found in Translation is looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors! How to Apply To apply, please complete the application here: https://bit.ly/FITBoardApplication or email [email protected] Roles and Responsibilities Working in close collaboration with fellow board members and the Executive Director, board members help the organization achieve its goals through governance,…

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Found in Translation Represented at the 2023 Language Equity Symposium

September 1, 2023

On Thursday, August 24th, Found in Translation’s Executive Director Divya Chaturvedi participated as a panelist at the 2023 Language Equity Symposium, hosted by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This was the second annual convening of experts from across the healthcare continuum to discuss best practices and advancements in language…

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Building Bridges – A Community Gathering for the Spring and Fall Classes of 2023

August 30, 2023

On Saturday, August 26th, Found in Translation hosted a first-of-its-kind, in-person gathering with a dual purpose – to celebrate the accomplishments of the recently graduated Spring Class of 2023 while warmly welcoming the new students of the Fall Class of 2023 who are set to begin their studies in September. Over 25 program participants across…

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

August 17, 2023

Congratulations, Spring Class of 2023! On July 29th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Spring Class of 2023! The Spring Class of 2023 began in late March, and ran through the summer. This was Found in Translation’s fourth training to take place primarily on…

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We turn obstacles into assets. Designed specifically for low-income and homeless bilingual women, our program trains women with invaluable language skills to become professional medical interpreters.


"Found in Translation is doing great to help us, women,
to the next level of professional work. "

Kim, Vietnamese Interpreter

"After this course, I got my first job in the US.
I used to be a full-time mother before enrolling in Found In Translation."

 Helen, Cantonese Interpreter

"It was the encouragement - it was that I was told: Yes, this country needs what you have.
You have a value and  this is what makes all the difference in the world."

Serafima, Russian Interpreter

After completing the program my life changed drastically. My salary almost doubled [and] I got better job opportunities.” 

Anonymous, Found in Translation Graduate

“Found in Translation gave my professional self meaning and purpose; a career where I'm continually encouraged to learn and where I can use my skills to empower members of my community.”

Wilda, Spanish Interpreter

“Found in Translation gave me a foundation to start off a career that I never thought I could afford.
My skills have enabled me to bring smiles to limited English speakers by making communication easier."

Delfine, Swahili Interpreter

Gabi and Maria Graduation 2018


Our Interpreter Services connect Found in Translation alumnae with community partners in need of language services.

Our Impact


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The issues that Found in Translation addresses are not just problems facing the people of Boston. They are national, even worldwide, challenges. Our model is a solution with the potential for a global reach.




I believe that language is what makes us human. We just tend to not realize how important it is until it's gone.

- Maria Vertkin, Founder and Former Executive Director