Congratulations, Fall Class of 2023!

January 23, 2024

On January 20th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Fall Class of 2023! The Fall Class of 2023 began in September, and ran through the winter. While most of their classes were held on zoom, students had many opportunities to gather together in person…

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2023 – Celebrating Milestones & Building Momentum

December 18, 2023

Dear friends, As I reflect on the last few months as the new Executive Director of Found in Translation, I am filled with immense gratitude and pride to be a part of this incredible organization that tirelessly serves our mission of supporting low-income women on their journey towards economic independence through the use of their…

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Hundreds Attend the 2023 Virtual Job Fair for Interpreters!

December 8, 2023

On November 14th, nearly 500 language professionals navigated to the Found in Translation website to attend the annual Virtual Job Fair for Interpreters – a free event hosted by Found in Translation in collaboration with CCCS and UMass Chan Medical School. This year’s event was also sponsored by the Health Care Interpreter Network. For three…

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Divya Chaturvedi Selected for the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership ’23-24 Class

September 29, 2023

From the official press release by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: BOSTON (Sept. 28, 2023) – The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation today announced the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL) 2023-2024 class, a group of 18 health professionals who will gather and collectively work to advance their individual…

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Become a Found in Translation Board Member!

September 19, 2023

Found in Translation is looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors! How to Apply To apply, please complete the application here: https://bit.ly/FITBoardApplication or email [email protected] Roles and Responsibilities Working in close collaboration with fellow board members and the Executive Director, board members help the organization achieve its goals through governance,…

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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, 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

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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 Former Executive Director