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Now Hiring: Database Consultant

January 30, 2020

Database support needed to build an application processing database. Each year Found in Translation receives hundreds of applications for our Language Access Fellowship Program, which offers a free medical interpreter certificate training to low-income bilingual women. The key tool used in this process is our Selection Document Database System. Ideally, we are seeking someone to…

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Maria Vertkin quoted in newsletter article on medical interpretation in MA

January 16, 2020

Today, Found in Translation was featured in the Patient Safety Beat, a newsletter for healthcare professionals by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. In the article, experts in the interpreting and healthcare fields discuss language access needs in MA and how this access (a legally-protected civil right) is now under threat with recent proposed changes…

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Now Hiring: Program Assistant

January 14, 2020

We are seeking a full time Program Assistant for our Medical Interpreter Training program for low income, bilingual women. Summary The Program Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to ensure smooth operation of Found in Translation’s Language Access Fellowship program. This is a full time, hourly position (​40 hours a week) that reports to…

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“For Women, Economic Mobility Happens in Community”

December 31, 2019

Founder and Executive Director Maria Vertkin’s reflections on 2019, and vision for Found in Translation in 2020, as seen in our End of Year Newsletter. Dear friends, Looking back, what started out as a job training model has become so much more. Over eight years of organizational growth and learning, I’ve come to believe that for…

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Alumnae Featured in CHA Healthy Now blog

December 22, 2019

The Cambridge Health Alliance is one of Found in Translation’s oldest community partners – their Malden location hosted our very first class of interpreters back in 2012. Today, Found in Translation alumnae are now employed at CHA as medical interpreters, helping to provide language access for over 350,000+ encounters each year. Read more about the experiences of…

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Our First Ever Interpreter Job Fair

December 11, 2019

Found in Translation’s first ever Interpreter Job Fair was a smashing success! An estimated 150+ interpreters from across the Boston area joined us in Central Square to network and learn about employment opportunities at many local language services providers. The event was especially well-attended by Found in Translation graduates from all classes – especially the…

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Celebrating our Class of 2019!

December 7, 2019

On December 7th, Found in Translation held our annual Program Celebration for our most recent class – the Class of 2019! This annual event is the most anticipated event of the year – it is a time when we celebrate the great achievements of our students with the whole Found in Translation community. This special…

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Empower

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.

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"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, Korean 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

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

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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.

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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 Executive Director