November 2020 Newsletter

November 19, 2020

Dear friends, No single year has thrown as many challenges at us as 2020. Amid the grief of twin pandemics—centuries-old racism and the novel coronavirus—we are swimming upstream. But earlier this month, the result of the presidential election infused me with new hope. For the past four years, the outgoing administration has targeted immigrant communities…

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Updates on the Class of 2020/2021

October 26, 2020

Dear Found in Translation community, We hope you and your families are doing well amidst the challenges of this year. Our team would like to extend our immense gratitude for your generous support of our endeavors to transition our medical interpreter training from an in-person to an online model, and to our program applicants for…

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Now Hiring: Supportive Services Manager

October 15, 2020

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Lynch at careers@found-in-translation.org by Friday November 27th. Summary The Supportive Services Manager works directly with program participants, supporting their journeys toward significant gains in employment and wages with wraparound services and referrals. The SSM provides intensive support to a caseload of 30-40 graduates per…

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Happy Birthday, Found in Translation!

September 1, 2020

Today is Found in Translation’s 9th Birthday! Staff and members of our board gathered this afternoon on Zoom to celebrate and share reflections and favorite memories of our time with the organization. Here are some things they shared: Ester remembers our 2017 graduation event, when she looked around the room and saw all the families who…

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Program Director Bindiya Jha featured in interpreting podcast

August 27, 2020

Get to know our Program Director, Bindiya Jha! Earlier this summer, she was interviewed for “not quite magic” – a podcast about interpreting by Seven Sisters Interpreter Training & Consulting. In this one-hour conversation, Bindiya talks about how she began interpreting, her journey into working as a remote interpreter and trainer, and how Found in…

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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

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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