Recent Happenings at Found in Translation

COVID-19 Update from Maria

By Found in Translation | April 15, 2020

Dear friends, The spread of COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. But the need for language access in healthcare is critical right now, and soon the need for workforce development may be more dire than we’ve ever seen it, and so the show must go on. Below are some updates on how we’ve adapted,…

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Medical Interpreters are crucial to the fight against COVID-19

By Found in Translation | March 27, 2020

A message to healthcare providers in this challenging time – please, don’t forget about medical interpreters! Dear healthcare providers, We are deeply grateful to you for your tireless work and personal sacrifices to do everything you can to care for patients right now. We all need each other now like never before. A successful, coordinated…

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2020 Application Now Open + Information Sessions Now Online

By Found in Translation | March 16, 2020

The wait is over! Found in Translation is excited to announce that the application for the Class of 2020 of our Language Access Fellowship program is NOW OPEN! Applications All applications are online, and due by April 30th. Please review our website for more information and tips about our selection process. Click here for more information and our…

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Maria Vertkin featured on WGBH Lunch Hour Live

By Found in Translation | March 13, 2020

This year, WGBH celebrated Women’s History Month by exploring women making a difference in and around Greater Boston. On March 12th, our founder and executive director Maria Vertkin was featured on a Lunch Hour Live panel with fellow female leaders in Dorchester – Teresa Maynard, Founder of Sweet Teez Bakery and Boston City Councilor Annissa…

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Application Open Date and Information Sessions for the Class of 2020

By Found in Translation | March 10, 2020

Found in Translation is excited to announce that the application for the Class of 2020 of our Language Access Fellowship program, which provides medical interpreter training and job placement to low-income bilingual women, will open on March 16th, 2020! Class of 2020 Language Access Fellowship The program is completely free, includes common-sense supports such as on-site childcare, transportation assistance and…

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International Women’s Day 2020

By Found in Translation | March 8, 2020

Empowered women empower the world. The women of Found in Translation are a powerful force for hope and change in our community. The 256 strong, intelligent, caring women of our program, as well as the talented and hardworking women among our staff, board, volunteer and donor communities, collectively use their skills to create a better…

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What Social Justice means to Found in Translation

By Found in Translation | February 20, 2020

A reflection by Founder and Executive Director, Maria Vertkin. Today is the UN World Day of Social Justice. In the spirit of the 2020 theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice,” I reflect on what Social Justice means to Found in Translation. For Found in Translation: Social Justice means gender justice, racial justice,…

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Maria Vertkin quoted in newsletter article on medical interpretation in MA

By Found in Translation | January 16, 2020

Today, Found in Translation was featured in the Patient Safety Beat, a newsletter for healthcare professionals by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. In the article, experts in the interpreting and healthcare fields discuss language access needs in MA and how this access (a legally-protected civil right) is now under threat with recent proposed changes…

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“For Women, Economic Mobility Happens in Community”

By Found in Translation | December 31, 2019

Founder and Executive Director Maria Vertkin’s reflections on 2019, and vision for Found in Translation in 2020, as seen in our End of Year Newsletter. Dear friends, Looking back, what started out as a job training model has become so much more. Over eight years of organizational growth and learning, I’ve come to believe that for…

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Alumnae Featured in CHA Healthy Now blog

By Found in Translation | December 22, 2019

The Cambridge Health Alliance is one of Found in Translation’s oldest community partners – their Malden location hosted our very first class of interpreters back in 2012. Today, Found in Translation alumnae are now employed at CHA as medical interpreters, helping to provide language access for over 350,000+ encounters each year. Read more about the experiences of…

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