Now Hiring: Development Assistant

January 18, 2022

How To Apply To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Renée Metelus at 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 part time hourly position (​20 hours a week)…

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Found in Translation featured in the Center for High Impact Philanthropy 2022 Giving Guide

January 11, 2022

How can donors help during the next phase of the COVID pandemic? Around the world, communities are grappling with COVID-19’s harm. The pandemic continues to expose and increase inequities in health, economic welfare, and education. Sponsored by Fidelity Charitable, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s 2022 High Impact Giving Guide gives guidance to fund a…

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Joys, Ripples, & Appreciations (2021 Year-End Newsletter)

December 17, 2021

As Found in Translation enters 2022, we embark on our second decade with a bold vision to not only provide economic mobility and language access to more marginalized people, but to preserve interpreting as a sustainable, living wage career for decades to come.  We need your help. Please consider giving a stretch gift to launch…

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2021 Virtual Job Fair for Interpreters

December 14, 2021

Along with our partners at CCCS and UMass CHAN Medical School, Found in Translation held our second Interpreter Job Fair on November 18th, which also happened to be our first job fair to take place entirely online! Hosted on the Found in Translation website, this free event was open to interpreters in Boston…and around the…

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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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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