Recent Happenings at Found in Translation

March 2021 Newsletter

By Found in Translation | March 9, 2021

(Virtual) Class is Now In Session! After months of adaptations and preparations, our first ever online medical interpreter training – the Class of 2021 – has officially begun! Divided up into three cohorts of 12-17 students, our class meets online three times per week for live instruction, language coaching and mentoring sessions. One cohort meets…

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International Women’s Day 2021

By Found in Translation | March 8, 2021

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day.  After a year that has had a devastating impact on women in the workforce – especially women of color – it is more important than ever that we recognize that women are most resilient through change when supported by a community. Found in Translation’s model was built on…

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Found in Translation graduate speaks on CCHI Community Conversations panel

By Found in Translation | March 1, 2021

On February 26th, Found in Translation graduate Wilda Perez CHI™-Spanish spoke as a panelist at an event hosted by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) on how racism and white supremacy continue to systemically marginalize Black immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The event was very engaging and many attendees stayed overtime to continue listening to the…

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Found in Translation Selected by Stand Together Foundation as One of the Most Transformative Nonprofits in the Country

By Found in Translation | February 11, 2021

We are proud to announce that Found in Translation has been selected to participate in Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst Program, a management training and peer-learning program to help nonprofits grow, scale, and replicate our success. Found in Translation is one of 12 nonprofits chosen to join the growing community of more than 190 organizations across…

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Found in Translation featured in Well + Good Article

By Found in Translation | February 8, 2021

“Seeing people be able to communicate their needs, and seeing their satisfaction of being able to have done an appointment, it’s gratifying.” Felicia Barbosa, medical interpreter Thank you to Well+Good for this insightful article on the work of Found in Translation and ongoing challenges within the medical interpreting profession. In addition to Maria Vertkin, Felicia…

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Introducing the Class of 2021 Assistant Lead Instructors

By Found in Translation | February 6, 2021

During orientation last week, our three Class of 2021 cohorts had the chance to get to know each other and our staff. In addition, they received their first introductions to the faculty team that will be supporting their success this year. Included in that team are two alumnae serving as Assistant Lead Instructors (as well…

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Welcome Class of 2021!

By Found in Translation | January 29, 2021

We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2021 to the Found in Translation family! These amazing students were selected last year and have been incredibly patient and responsive as we shifted our timeline to allow for an effective transition to online learning. As part of our online interpreter training model, this year we…

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Family volunteers support the Class of 2021

By Found in Translation | January 27, 2021

Preparing for our Class of 2021 – which starts this week – has been anything but ordinary. Usually at this time our office is full of books and printouts, and all staff lend a hand to organize the materials for delivery to class on the first day.  As we continue to operate remotely during the pandemic,…

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We are still here because of you – 2020 in Review

By Found in Translation | December 24, 2020

As COVID-19 cases surge and exacerbate existing health disparities, and economic instability threatens the lives and livelihoods of women and immigrants – the need Found in Translation is greater than ever. Fuel the work of 2021 today by giving a year-end gift, and help us meet our goal of raising $2021 by December 31st. Every dollar makes a difference. Thank…

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Maria Vertkin reflects on language access as a panelist at the State of Asian Women’s Health in MA Conference

By Found in Translation | November 25, 2020

On Thursday, November 12th, Maria Vertkin served as a panelist on Asian Women for Health 8th annual State of Asian Women’s Health in Massachusetts Conference. The topic of the conference was “Trust in the Time of COVID: Best Practices for Culturally Responsive Care and Support.” Maria was invited to speak on a panel reacting to…

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