2022 Application Now Open!

December 3, 2021

Dear Friends, Found in Translation is excited to announce that the application for the 2022 Spring and Fall cycles of our Language Access Fellowship program, which provides medical interpreter training and job placement to low-income bilingual women, is now open! About our Language Access Fellowship Program Our program is completely free, and offers common-sense supports…

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Updates on our 2022 Application and Program Eligibility

November 18, 2021

Since 2011, Found in Translation has provided low-income bilingual women with the opportunity to achieve economic security through careers as medical interpreters, thereby reducing racial, ethnic and linguistic disparities in healthcare in the Boston area. Over the years, our programming has continually evolved to meet the diverse needs of our alumnae and our greater community.…

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MA Essentials for Childhood honors Found in Translation

November 5, 2021

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 noon – 12:30 p.m. ET via Zoom to celebrate Found in Translation, which has been honored with the Essential Agents of Change Award from MA Essentials for Childhood for our work in building the protective factor of Parental Resilience.  Part presentation, part question & answer discussion,…

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Now Hiring: Development Assistant

November 2, 2021

How To Apply To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Renée Metelus at careers@found-in-translation.org Summary The Development Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to Found in Translation’s individual giving (grassroots and major), grant funding, events and corporate sponsorship revenue streams. This is a full time hourly position ( 40 hours a…

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Now Hiring: Grants Manager

October 12, 2021

How To Apply To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and grant proposal writing sample to Renée Metelus at careers@found-in-translation.org by November 12th.● If possible, please share a full grant proposal that is at least 2 pages in length.● Funder and applicant information may be redacted from the sample.● Please note that there is…

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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, 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


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