An Update on our Application Process (April 2021)

April 2, 2021

Found in Translation is currently in the midst of many exciting changes – most notably delivering our programming online for the first time. As a result of these ongoing adaptations, we will not be holding an open application process for our fall 2021 programming. We will be using this time to build our capacity to…

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Found in Translation featured in Tiny Spark podcast

March 25, 2021

Thank you so much to Tiny Spark and The Nonprofit Quarterly for featuring Found in Translation in their latest podcast! This 30 min episode includes interviews of three of our alumnae as well as our founder, Maria Vertkin, and covers a wide range of important topics related to our work – language justice, the treatment…

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Class of 2021 Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 20, 2021

On Saturday, March 13th, we hosted our first ever Professional Speaker Day, an exciting opportunity for all three cohorts of students to (virtually) come together to listen and engage with each other and with guest speakers. Before the scheduled presentation by our board member Dr. Eric Hardt, staff set aside dedicated time for our class to…

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Recognizing White terror in the recent Georgia shooting

March 18, 2021

A White man went on a killing spree on Tuesday: an event as harrowing as it is familiar. He targeted three spas, murdering eight people, six of them Asian women. To say that hate has no home here or that this isn’t what America is about would be gaslighting the millions of People of Color…

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March 2021 Newsletter

March 9, 2021

(Virtual) Class is Now In Session! After months of adaptations and preparations, our first ever online medical interpreter training – the Class of 2021 – has officially begun! Divided up into three cohorts of 12-17 students, our class meets online three times per week for live instruction, language coaching and mentoring sessions. One cohort meets…

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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