10 Years In Translation

Join Us in Celebrating Found in Translation's 10th Anniversary on September 23rd, 2021!

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Found in Translation receives 2021 Excellence in Innovation Award

June 24, 2021

On June 23rd, Found in Translation was honored to win the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. This award recognizes a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts that has utilized new models or strategies to solve long standing problems or to adapt to a changing environment. This year, Found in Translation was chosen out…

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Found in Translation Awarded 2021 Funding from Womenade – Boston

June 22, 2021

We are excited to share that after a very selective application process, Found in Translation is one of the four organizations receiving 2021 grants through Womenade Boston. Womenade Boston “is a 501(c)(3) charitable women’s collective giving circle – a group of like-minded women committed to improving the lives of underserved women and teen girls in…

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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

June 12, 2021

On June 12th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our first ever online class – the Class of 2021! Having completed the certificate training, the women of the Class of 2021 are now ready to take the next step in their careers and begin working as professional interpreters. Held for the first time…

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Dr. Eric Hardt Honored for Contributions to the Field of Medical Interpreting

June 10, 2021

On Friday, June 4th, retired MD and current Found in Translation board member Dr. Eric Hardt was awarded the Tony Windsor Award at the 2021 MassAHEC Paving The Way to Healthcare Access Conference.  This award honors the legacy of Tony Windsor, a Massachusetts attorney who led efforts to pass the Massachusetts Emergency Room Bill in…

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Found in Translation awarded $400,000 Cummings grant

June 7, 2021

Found in Translation is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. Our organization was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process, and will receive $400,000 over 10 years. Found in Translation’s innovative Language Access Fellowship Medical Interpreter…

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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


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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.




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