Announcing our new Executive Director – Divya Chaturvedi

May 5, 2023

Dear friends,  Last spring, Found in Translation announced the beginning of an Executive Director search to identify a new leader. After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce that Divya Chaturvedi has been selected as our new Executive Director, and officially joined the organization on May 1st, 2023. She succeeds Found in Translation’s…

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2022 Annual Report – Out Now!

March 21, 2023

Read the intro from Interim Executive Director, Kelly Lynch here: 2022 was a particularly momentous year for Found in Translation. We expanded to two cycles per year, welcomed our 10th and 11th classes of interpreters, and saw our passionate and talented alumnae community grow to over 300 members. The small but mighty team of three…

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Class of Fall 2022 Celebrates Together!

March 15, 2023

Last Saturday afternoon, recent graduates of Found in Translation’s Fall Class of 2022 came together in person to celebrate their hard-earned achievements. Our newest alumnae gathered with their families, staff, volunteers and their fellow alumnae at a community space in Brighton, and everyone enjoyed food, music, and taking photos in front of the photo wall.…

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Found in Translation Receives Multi-Year Support from Tufts Medical Center

March 4, 2023

We are excited to share that Found in Translation has received a 3-year, $150,000 grant from the Tufts Medical Center! In response to their Community Health Needs Assessment carried out last year (which included a focus group of Found in Translation alumnae), TMC has issued grants to local nonprofits supporting behavioral health, financial security and…

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Congratulations, Fall Class of 2022!

February 28, 2023

On February 25th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Fall Class of 2022! If it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the Spring Class of 2022 – that is because we (kind of) were! In 2022, Found in Translation doubled the frequency of…

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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


interpreters trained


languages represented


average wage after 1 year


additional income per year


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 Executive Director