November 2021 Newsletter

Thank you for joining us for 10 Years in Translation!

Alumnae across all class years gathered together to connect and share memories ahead of the official event.

On September 23rd, in the company of our community of graduates, donors, partners and supporters, we looked back on a decade of impact and forward to a future in the decade ahead. In addition to sharing stories of mission and impact, the hour-long virtual event included the presentation of our 2021 It Takes A Village Awards to six outstanding members of our community. After the program, many guests joined us in a celebratory toast to ten years, and shared well wishes and favorite memories of the past decade.

All the donations we received as part of the event —and any sent in through the end of December—will be counted toward our 10 Years in Translation celebration.

Your generous support, at any level, provides us with the much-needed resources to propel us into the next ten years of empowering women with livelihoods through language, building health equity for all. Thank you!

Eligibility Changes and Updates on the Class of 2022

Over the past several months, our staff has been hard at work building our capacity to carry out our Medical Interpreter Certificate Training twice in 2022 – once in the Spring and once in the Fall. As part of this effort, we have made significant updates to our program eligibility criteria and selection process to reflect the new realities we are seeing in workforce development, the interpreting profession, and the job market.

Read more about changes to our application and eligibility guidelines here.

Our new application for programming in 2022 will open in the last week of November. Please stay tuned for our official announcement on our website and social media. Due to changes in our process, we recommend that potential applicants prepare to submit applications as soon as possible to be considered for our Spring 2022 class.

Click here for more information on our 2022 schedule and application process.

TONIGHT – 2021 Virtual Job Fair for Interpreters

Hosted by Found in Translation, UMass Chan Medical School and CCCS Embracing Culture, this is a free opportunity for local and national agencies and interpreters (of all languages and skill levels) to connect!
Click here for more information.

Found in Translation honored with the Essential Agent of Change Award

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 noon – 12:30 p.m. ET via Zoom to celebrate Found in Translation, which has been honored with the Essential Agents of Change Award from MA Essentials for Childhood for our work in building the protective factor of Parental Resilience.
Register for free here.

The Massachusetts Essentials for Childhood Initiative is a collective impact project and public- private partnership, funded by the CDC. Other recipients of this award in 2021 include the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project and the Mel King Institute.

Staff Updates

Our staff continues to grow, and we are pleased to introduce our newest member, Maria Camila Romero (Supportive Services Manager). Click her photo to read her bio on our website.

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