Now Hiring: Grant Writer

August 1, 2022

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Renée Metelus at Summary:Found in Translation is seeking an experienced grant writer to meet the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government grants annual revenue targets. Under the guidance of the Grants Manager (and in partnership with an existing Grant Writer), the Grant Writer…

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Now Hiring: Data and Development Assistant

May 13, 2022

How To Apply To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Renée Metelus at Summary The Data and Development Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to Found in Translation’s fundraising and data management efforts. This is a part time, hourly position (​20 hours a week) reporting to the Impact Director, and…

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Welcome, Class of 2022! Spring 2022 Newsletter

May 6, 2022

Two Classes in 2022 Starting this year, Found in Translation will run two medical interpreter certificate training cycles each year, with one beginning in the spring and one in the fall. Through an updated application process and additional capacity, we are now accepting applications year-round on a rolling basis. Spring 2022 Class is in Session! Our Spring…

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Found in Translation’s special 10th Anniversary Report is now available!

May 4, 2022

Read the intro from Maria Vertkin here: When Found in Translation first began back in 2011, no one could have predicted that we would mark our 10th Anniversary in the midst of overlapping economic and health crises triggered by a global pandemic. However, despite these unprecedented circumstances and through the steadfast support of our full…

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National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare names Found in Translation as a 2022 Language Access Champion Awardee

May 1, 2022

We are deeply honored to share that Found in Translation is a 2022 recipient of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) Language Access Champion Award! The NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization of professionals dedicated to advancing language access and the interpreting profession. The group is composed of leaders from around the world…

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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