Summer 2023 Newsletter

Congratulations, Spring Class of 2023! On July 29th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Spring Class of 2023! The Spring Class of 2023 began in late March, and ran through the summer. This was Found in Translation’s fourth training to take place primarily on…

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Congratulations, Spring Class of 2023!

On July 29th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Spring Class of 2023! The Spring Class of 2023 began in late March, and ran through the summer. This was Found in Translation’s fourth training to take place primarily on Zoom, however this class had…

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Announcing our new Executive Director – Divya Chaturvedi

Dear friends,  Last spring, Found in Translation announced the beginning of an Executive Director search to identify a new leader. After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce that Divya Chaturvedi has been selected as our new Executive Director, and officially joined the organization on May 1st, 2023. She succeeds Found in Translation’s…

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2022 Annual Report – Out Now!

Read the intro from Interim Executive Director, Kelly Lynch here: 2022 was a particularly momentous year for Found in Translation. We expanded to two cycles per year, welcomed our 10th and 11th classes of interpreters, and saw our passionate and talented alumnae community grow to over 300 members. The small but mighty team of three…

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Class of Fall 2022 Celebrates Together!

Last Saturday afternoon, recent graduates of Found in Translation’s Fall Class of 2022 came together in person to celebrate their hard-earned achievements. Our newest alumnae gathered with their families, staff, volunteers and their fellow alumnae at a community space in Brighton, and everyone enjoyed food, music, and taking photos in front of the photo wall.…

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Found in Translation Receives Multi-Year Support from Tufts Medical Center

We are excited to share that Found in Translation has received a 3-year, $150,000 grant from the Tufts Medical Center! In response to their Community Health Needs Assessment carried out last year (which included a focus group of Found in Translation alumnae), TMC has issued grants to local nonprofits supporting behavioral health, financial security and…

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Congratulations, Fall Class of 2022!

On February 25th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Fall Class of 2022! If it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the Spring Class of 2022 – that is because we (kind of) were! In 2022, Found in Translation doubled the frequency of…

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2022: A Year of Innovation and Growth

Dear friends, When I joined the team at Found in Translation just over seven years ago, we were a staff of three operating out of our tiny shared office in Cambridge, led by our inimitable Founder and Executive Director, Maria Vertkin. Found in Translation had just celebrated the graduation of our fourth class of Language…

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Community First: Reflections on legacy and impact by Maria Vertkin

Dear friends, As the year comes to a close, I reflect on an 11-year legacy. Found in Translation made economic mobility possible for over 300 immigrant women—myself among them. I was 25 years old when I founded Found in Translation, closer to how old I was when I was experiencing homelessness than to the age…

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2022 Virtual Job Fair and Educational Opportunities Event

Along with our partners at CCCS and UMass CHAN Medical School, Found in Translation held our third Interpreter Job Fair on November 17th, and our second to take place entirely online. Hosted on the Found in Translation website, this free event was open to interpreters in Boston…and around the world! To match the broader scope…

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