Recent Happenings at Found in Translation

Now Hiring: Supportive Services Manager

By Found in Translation | October 15, 2020

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Lynch at careers@found-in-translation.org by Friday, October 30th. Summary The Supportive Services Manager works directly with program participants, supporting their journeys toward significant gains in employment and wages with wraparound services and referrals. The SSM provides intensive support to a caseload of 30-40 graduates per…

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Happy Birthday, Found in Translation!

By Found in Translation | September 1, 2020

Today is Found in Translation’s 9th Birthday! Staff and members of our board gathered this afternoon on Zoom to celebrate and share reflections and favorite memories of our time with the organization. Here are some things they shared: Ester remembers our 2017 graduation event, when she looked around the room and saw all the families who…

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The Importance of Interpreters

By Found in Translation | July 8, 2020

By Lisa Walker, MPAS, PA-C This pandemic has highlighted the selfless nature of the work of so many health professionals; a new generation of heroes to whom we say, “Thank you for your service.” The pandemic has also highlighted the fact that we have largely failed in the care of our patients of color who…

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June 2020 Newsletter

By Found in Translation | June 29, 2020

Dear Found in Translation Community, 2020 isn’t what anyone expected. A pandemic is sweeping the globe, ravaging livelihoods and lives. We are grieving state-sanctioned racist violence, and rising up in a powerful resistance.  As we demand that institutions do better on race, we are making the same demand of ourselves. We are vowing to be more…

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Dear Immigrants: Let’s Talk About Race

By Found in Translation | June 15, 2020

Reflections by Maria Vertkin. A missed opportunity. Not long ago, an unconsciously-biased interpersonal incident involving a non-Black program participant and a Black man took place in our office—a misunderstanding that, complicated by gender and culture, got out of hand. A threat was perceived where there was none. Staff were able to intervene in time and…

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Silence in the Social Sector

By Found in Translation | June 15, 2020

Reflections by Maria Vertkin. Facing our silence. The recent string of police killings came on the heels of the coronavirus outbreak: we had just learned to declare an emergency. Now the training wheels are off and the world is responding to the bigger pandemic: racism. Statements of solidarity are flooding inboxes—including some surprisingly good ones.…

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Reckoning With Our Silence

By Found in Translation | June 15, 2020

Our hearts are broken. So many Black lives lost to state violence in short succession is an occurrence as shocking as it is familiar, as unfathomable as it is routine. The recent murders left us shaken to the core. The Found in Translation team is grieving and exhausted and on fire and numb. We are…

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Interested in volunteering with our Class of 2020?

By Found in Translation | May 21, 2020

As we make preparations to carry out our Class of 2020 Medical Interpreter Training later this year, we are interested in connecting with potential volunteers for the following roles: Volunteer Mentor (remote only) Volunteer mentors are critical members of the Found in Translation community, helping participants develop their professional skills and prepare them for their…

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Found in Translation receives Open Door Grant through The Boston Foundation

By Found in Translation | May 20, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Found in Translation has received a $25,000 general operating grant from The Boston Foundation through the Foundation’s Open Door Grants program. This funding will support our programming in 2020 as we adapt to meet the needs of our alumnae and support a new class of interpreters through online training.…

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Found in Translation wins 2020 Project Innovation Grant through NBCUniversal Foundation

By Found in Translation | May 13, 2020

We are excited to share that Found in Translation has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Project Innovation Grant through the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation! Found in Translation was selected because of the flexibility of our programming, and our ability to deliver services and programs that address the needs of those impacted by the…

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