Recent Happenings at Found in Translation

Found in Translation Awarded 2021 Funding from Womenade – Boston

By Found in Translation | June 22, 2021

We are excited to share that after a very selective application process, Found in Translation is one of the four organizations receiving 2021 grants through Womenade Boston. Womenade Boston “is a 501(c)(3) charitable women’s collective giving circle – a group of like-minded women committed to improving the lives of underserved women and teen girls in…

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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

By Found in Translation | June 12, 2021

On June 12th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our first ever online class – the Class of 2021! Having completed the certificate training, the women of the Class of 2021 are now ready to take the next step in their careers and begin working as professional interpreters. Held for the first time…

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Dr. Eric Hardt Honored for Contributions to the Field of Medical Interpreting

By Found in Translation | June 10, 2021

On Friday, June 4th, retired MD and current Found in Translation board member Dr. Eric Hardt was awarded the Tony Windsor Award at the 2021 MassAHEC Paving The Way to Healthcare Access Conference.  This award honors the legacy of Tony Windsor, a Massachusetts attorney who led efforts to pass the Massachusetts Emergency Room Bill in…

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Found in Translation awarded $400,000 Cummings grant

By Found in Translation | June 7, 2021

Found in Translation is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. Our organization was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process, and will receive $400,000 over 10 years. Found in Translation’s innovative Language Access Fellowship Medical Interpreter…

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An Update on our Application Process (April 2021)

By Found in Translation | April 2, 2021

Found in Translation is currently in the midst of many exciting changes – most notably delivering our programming online for the first time. As a result of these ongoing adaptations, we will not be holding an open application process for our fall 2021 programming. We will be using this time to build our capacity to…

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Found in Translation featured in Tiny Spark podcast

By Found in Translation | March 25, 2021

Thank you so much to Tiny Spark and The Nonprofit Quarterly for featuring Found in Translation in their latest podcast! This 30 min episode includes interviews of three of our alumnae as well as our founder, Maria Vertkin, and covers a wide range of important topics related to our work – language justice, the treatment…

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Class of 2021 Celebrates International Women’s Day

By Found in Translation | March 20, 2021

On Saturday, March 13th, we hosted our first ever Professional Speaker Day, an exciting opportunity for all three cohorts of students to (virtually) come together to listen and engage with each other and with guest speakers. Before the scheduled presentation by our board member Dr. Eric Hardt, staff set aside dedicated time for our class to…

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Recognizing White terror in the recent Georgia shooting

By Found in Translation | March 18, 2021

A White man went on a killing spree on Tuesday: an event as harrowing as it is familiar. He targeted three spas, murdering eight people, six of them Asian women. To say that hate has no home here or that this isn’t what America is about would be gaslighting the millions of People of Color…

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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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