Found in Translation's founder, Maria Vertkin, has been selected as an Echoing Green Fellow! Echoing Green supports the world's most innovative and promising emerging social entrepreneurs. Found in Translation is among 20 enterprises, chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants.
Meet the 2013 Fellows here.
Meet the 2013 Fellows here.
Found in Translation News
August 27, 2014
August 13, 2014
Found in Translation was honored to participate in the second annual Women in MassChallenge Showcase. It was truly inspiring to see so many smart, powerful women entrepreneurs gathered together to share their revolutionary ideas. Read about it in the Boston Business Journal.
July 30, 2014
The MassChallenge class of 2014 had our Startup Showcase. We got the chance to meet and talk with investors, donors, students, and experts in the Boston startup ecosystem.
June 6, 2014
The 3rd Annual Found in Translation Sunset Bike Ride was a huge success once again. The riders enjoyed a beautiful route along the Malden and Mystic rivers. A record number of riders, supporters, and corporate and in-kind sponsors raised over $24,000 in support of next year's Medical Interpreter Certificate class.
May 24, 2014
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! After 12 weeks of hard work, 32 women have graduated from this year's Medical Interpreter Certificate Program, with an additional 3 women returning to get a second certificate! Each and every one of our graduates has worked hard to get to this point and dedicated so much to this program, and we are immensely proud of their success.
May 21, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that Found in Translation has been accepted into the MassChallenge accelerator. As one of 128 startups (out of over 1,600 applicants) we will have the opportunity to take our business to the next level!
May 7, 2014
April 3, 2014
March 29, 2014
Our Founder and Executive Director, Maria Vertkin, was a panelist in the Cabot Entrepreneurship Series at Harvard University alongside two other innovators: Patrick Quinlan, the CEO of SolaBlock, and Emily Cunningham, the co-founder of MoringaConnect.
March 29, 2014
We were also the focus of an Action Lab at The Social Enterprise Conference, engaging the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government community in our strategy toward sustainability.
October 17, 2013
The 2nd Annual Party Around the World was a great success! We had over 200 attendees, including many new faces, and collectively raised more than $16,000 toward the next class of our Medical Interpreter job training program! We are deeply grateful to you for making our work possible.
September 17, 2013
August 30, 2013
Our founder, Maria Vertkin, was nominated for the Community Call of Boston Young Leader of the Year Award. Read the bios here.
August 14, 2013
We were finally able to move out of borrowed rooms and coffee shops. After a long and thorough search, we've settled on Workbar in Cambridge - a modern 12,000-square-foot coworking space that is home to many cool emerging companies. We love Workbar because it features amenities (like free beverages, snacks, printing, and office supplies!) and because it is bustling with innovation and collaboration.
August 2, 2013
We have been selected as a grant recipient by the BNY Mellon Foundation!
We launched a formal alumnae association so that our graduates could meet monthly to keep in touch and support each other's professional advancement. The association is alumnae-led, and also serves the purpose in giving program graduates a unified voice in guiding Found in Translation's leadership.
The Womenade Giving Circle chose Found in Translation
to receive one of 4 Womenade Boston Grants!
June 28, 2013
Our second annual Sunset Bike Ride Fundraiser raised over $21,000 for our programs, which is more than double the amount raised last year! Thank you to all the volunteers, riders, and supporters who helped make this a success.
June 13, 2013
It's Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's Nonprofit Awareness Day! Nonprofits are changing the world for the better and are vital to our society and economy. We joined the 4 finalists for the Excellence in Innovation category of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards at the Massachusetts state house.
June 1, 2013
The Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Foundation selected Found in Translation as a grantee!
June 1, 2013
The Echoing Green Fellowship is the most competitive and prestigious fellowship in the world for social entrepreneurs. Found in Translation is one of 37 start-ups whose founders have been chosen out of nearly 3,000 applicants to be a 2013 Fellow. Joining this community, whose illustrious alumni include Michelle Obama, Michael Brown and Alan Khazei (founders of City Year), and Wendy Kopp (founder of Teach for America), means that Found in Translation will have access to training, mentoring, a great collegial network, and significant start-up capital to use as we grow our Medical Interpreter Certificate Course from a successful pilot program into a sustainable and long-lasting organization that can deeply serve the low-income bilingual women in our community. In July, Maria heads to New York City to participate in her first Echoing Green conference with the other 2013 Fellows!
May 17, 2013
Maria traveled to New York City, along with 38 other finalists to pitch for the Echoing Green Fellowship, a world-class Social Venture competition for social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world. Ultimately, less than 1% of finalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes an $80,000 grant. Winners will be announced in June.
May 9, 2013
Found in Translation attended the Smaller Business Association's "Evening of Innovation" Banquet, where we were presented with SBANE's Innovation Award.
May 3, 2013
We joined hundreds of Boston's top female leaders and executives at the Boston Club's Community Salute breakfast, where we accepted their annual Advancement Award, which is given to a nonprofit organization that advances the causes of women and girls. This included a $10,000 investment in our programs!
April 18, 2013
Antonia Christ: The face of determination
The inspiring story of our 2013 graduate, on the verge of fulfilling her long-time dream of becoming a Medical Interpreter, featured in the Stoneham Sun.
Original story: BIDMC neasletter.
Photo credit: Feda Eid
April 17, 2013
"Creating Jobs & Improving Healthcare Access for Minorities, One Language at a Time" - Ethnic Online
March 27, 2013
Congratulations, Found in Translation Class of 2013!
"Proud" does not begin to describe how we felt watching these 30 exceptionally talented and driven walked across the stage to receive their Medical Interpreter Certificate, taking their first steps into the medical interpreting profession.
March 14, 2013
Sharewood Project partners for translation services
Read about our partnership with the Sharewood Project in the Tufts Daily
March 7, 2013
"Medical Interpreters Lower Health care Costs, Create Jobs" in SAMPAN
February 25, 2013
Found in Translation Named in WomenDeliver25
as one of the world's top 25 social enterprises for women and girls!
Voting for the top 10 begins today.
February 19, 2013
We are in the Echoing Green Fellowship Semifinal
for the second year in a row!
Echoing Green provides funding and support for the world's most promising social ventures. We are honored to be among the 444 contending for the final, out of more than 3,000 applicants! Meet the semi-finalists.
January 19, 2013
Found in Translation's Lead Trainer Receives the IMIA Raquel Cashman Award
Each year, International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) recognizes the "best of the best" among industry leaders around the globe. Among this year's awardees was Found in Translation's lead interpreting instructor, Inna Persits-Gimelberg.
Read more in our January newsletter.
January 16, 2013
New Interpreting Partnership is Win-Win for Healthcare Access and Job Creation
We've teamed up with Tufts Medical School, creating 3 new jobs for our graduates, and providing medical interpretation services to some of Boston's most vulnerable patients.
Read about this exciting partnership in the Malden Patch here.
November 16, 2012
Party Around the World was a booming success!
More than 200 supporters joined us for an evening of multicultural fun, world music, and ethnic cuisine. Thank you to everyone who came to help us raise nearly $20,000 toward our second Medical Interpreter Certificate Training!
September 21, 2012
The application process is now open!
September 17, 2012
Paul Levy, former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes about Found in Translation on his famous blog: Not Running a Hospital
August 29, 2012
SIR.tv profiles Found in Translation founder Maria Vertkin among its Social Innovation Rockstars - a showcase of "original thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and inspiring leaders who care about creating lasting social value."
Read the full article here.
May 25, 2012
Leadership Class at Baker Middle School in Baker City, Oregon chooses Found in Translation as its nonprofit for 2012.
As part of hands-on learning about philanthropy and community leadership, Baker Middle School student Josie Bryan traveled to Boston to meet with Found in Translation's Founder Maria Vertkin, learn about the agency, and personally deliver a donation from her class.
Read an article in the Baker City Herald written by Josie here!
Thank you Josie, Mrs. Sullivan, and Baker Middle School's Leadership Class! You inspire us.
May 15, 2012
Program Director Kevin Burchby, Board Member Karen Friedman, and Events Coordinator Noelle Hagopian at the pitch. Photo credit: La Capoise Galerie.
Found in Translation has advanced to the semifinal round of the MassChallenge. Of the 1,237 start-ups that applied for the MassChallenge this year, 300 made it to round 2 - among them Found in Translation. We pitched to a panel of judges (like on the show Shark Tank). Read about it in the Malden Patch.
April 25, 2012
Found in Translation's first graduating class, 19 incredible women who completed the 12-week Medical Interpreter Certificate program, mentioned in the Malden Patch.
Congratulations to our graduate and thank you to our sponsors for helping us to make this event a success!
April 19, 2012
Emerson College features Found in Translation in a video for a journalism project by the graduate student Terri Ogan.
April 13, 2012
Malden Patch names Found in Translation's founder "Greatest Person."
March 19, 2012
The Boston Herald covers Found in Translation as the feature workforce development program showcased at the Bostonherald.com/Jobfind - Monster Nursing & Allied Health Job Fair.
Read about some of our program and a few of the amazing women currently enrolled:
February 10, 2012
Found in Translation is in the Medford Transcript:
"Medford Resident Unveils New Workforce Development Program to Assist Bilingual Women"
February 2, 2012
Found in Translation is in the semifinal of Echoing Green, which funds the world's most promising start-up social ventures.
Currently in the top 350 out of over 3,500 applicants, Found in Translation is in the running for $80,000!