Party in the Park!

Students and staff pose with a Found in Translation tote bag

On Saturday, July 9th, Found in Translation hosted an in-person gathering at Christian Herter Park in Brighton to take professional headshots for the Spring 2022 class, and to celebrate our Executive Director Maria Vertkin ahead of her move to St. Louis. Students arrived dressed up and ready for their headshots by our longtime supporter and photographer Feda Eid. In between shoots, students socialized with alumnae, staff, and board members – and many brought snacks and cultural dishes for a potluck. Children in attendance enjoyed munching on snacks and playing cornhole with each other, parents, and staff. 

Maria (second from left) with Found in Translation staff and an alumna

As our program was virtual again this year, this was some people’s first time meeting each other in-person – like Sindy Esperanza Castillo ’21 and her former language coach, Juliana Cardona ’19. Another outdoor gathering for alumnae is planned for later this fall. 

Sindy (middle) and Juliana (right) meet for the first time!