Summer 2023 Newsletter

Congratulations, Spring Class of 2023!

On July 29th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Spring Class of 2023! The Spring Class of 2023 began in late March, and ran through the summer. This was Found in Translation’s fourth training to take place primarily on Zoom, however this class had many opportunities to gather together in person over the course of the program for professional development sessions and community building activities. This celebration also featured a special guest speaker – Jennifer Vivar Wong, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Language and Communications Access for the City of Boston. Jennifer spoke about the importance of culturally competent interpretation in Boston and the vital role that interpreters play.

Isabel Neves, Spring Class of 2023 Graduate Speaker

“Spring Class of 2023 – congratulations on all your hard work in the program that is much more than a class. We became very close in our classes, study groups, and day-to-day discussions.

As you move on in your careers and lives, I want you to remember that at Found in Translation, we are family, and you have sisters here…Let’s go out there and take over the world of interpreting!”

Read more about the Spring Class of 2023 here, or click the link below to watch the recorded event.

As the Spring Class of 2023 embarks on their paths as interpreters, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our newest students, the Fall Class of 2023, who will begin their studies in September!

Want to be a part of our Spring Class of 2024? Click here for more information and to apply today!

Empower Her Future Fundraiser

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our fundraising campaign Empower Her Future for supportive services!

Many of the women we serve disproportionately face barriers in accessing childcare, transportation, technology, and other resources that can help them reach their full potential as medical interpreters. Every woman deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed – join us in unlocking opportunities and breaking barriers by making a gift towards Found in Translation’s Supportive Services!

Let’s make a difference – one woman at a time

Alumnae Spotlight – Interpreting at the Boston Marathon

Back in April, two of our alumnae provided Swahili<>English interpreting services at the Boston Marathon. Elizabeth Otieno ’14 has been supporting the event – which features many international athletes – for several years now. This year, she connected her fellow alumna Janety Quee ’21 to the opportunity, and together they did a fantastic job!

2023 Virtual Job Fair for Interpreters

It’s almost that time of year! Save the date for our annual job fair for interpreters, taking place online on our website in November. This event is FREE for attendees, and registration will be available in the coming months.

If you are an organization or employer interested in participating, please contact our Program Director Karen Walker at [email protected].

Our Team is Growing!

In May, we added a new member to our leadership team, Michell Tiah! He joins Found in Translation as our Director of Development. Click here to read Mitchel’s full bio on our website.

In case you missed it – we have a new Executive Director! Divya joined the organization this spring and has been hard at work building connections and leading our team through this exciting period of growth and possibility. Click here to read more about Divya’s background and experience.

Volunteer with Us! Seeking Volunteer Mentors for our Fall Class of 2023:

We are looking for mentors who can serve as resources for our students as they enter the professional world. Through weekly sessions in small groups, our mentors help students navigate and become successful self advocates in the workplace. Some activities include drafting resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, setting up a LinkedIn page, and more.

This volunteer opportunity is virtual, and takes place on Wednesdays for 12 weeks from mid September to early January (1.5 hours each week, excluding holiday weeks). We are currently seeking volunteers for our morning class (11am-12:20pm ET), and a CORI check is required. Please reach out to our Career Advancement Coordinator, Lauren Flatley at [email protected] for more information.