Leadership Transition Update

September 1, 2022

Today (September 1st), Found in Translation turns eleven years old! We enter our twelfth year on the precipice of exciting change. The search for our next Executive Director is underway. In the meantime, to give ourselves the time to make a thoughtful and smooth leadership transition, the board of directors has appointed Kelly Lynch as…

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Congratulations, Spring Class of 2022!

August 30, 2022

On August 27th, Found in Translation held the program celebration for our most recent class of medical interpreters – the Spring Class of 2022! Having completed the certificate training, these women are now ready to take the next step in their careers and begin working as professional interpreters. Like the class this year, this event…

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Now Hiring: Grant Writer

August 1, 2022

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Renée Metelus at careers@found-in-translation.org. Summary:Found in Translation is seeking an experienced grant writer to meet the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government grants annual revenue targets. Under the guidance of the Grants Manager (and in partnership with an existing Grant Writer), the Grant Writer…

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Party in the Park!

July 18, 2022

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…

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Found in Translation Alumnae Speak as Panelists on Childcare Solutions Webinar

June 24, 2022

On June 21st, two Found in Translation alumnae were invited to speak as panelists on a webinar hosted by MA Essentials for Childhood. (This is the same program that honored Found in Translation with the Essential Agent of Change Award last year.) The topic was “Childcare Solutions,” focusing on concrete examples of what is possible…

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We turn obstacles into assets. Designed specifically for low-income and homeless bilingual women, our program trains women with invaluable language skills to become professional medical interpreters.


"Found in Translation is doing great to help us, women,
to the next level of professional work. "

Kim, Vietnamese Interpreter

"After this course, I got my first job in the US.
I used to be a full-time mother before enrolling in Found In Translation."

 Helen, Cantonese Interpreter

"It was the encouragement - it was that I was told: Yes, this country needs what you have.
You have a value and  this is what makes all the difference in the world."

Serafima, Russian Interpreter

After completing the program my life changed drastically. My salary almost doubled [and] I got better job opportunities.” 

Anonymous, Found in Translation Graduate

“Found in Translation gave my professional self meaning and purpose; a career where I'm continually encouraged to learn and where I can use my skills to empower members of my community.”

Wilda, Spanish Interpreter

“Found in Translation gave me a foundation to start off a career that I never thought I could afford.
My skills have enabled me to bring smiles to limited English speakers by making communication easier."

Delfine, Swahili Interpreter

Gabi and Maria Graduation 2018


Our Interpreter Services connect Found in Translation alumnae with community partners in need of language services.

Our Impact


interpreters trained


languages represented


average wage after 1 year


additional income per year


The issues that Found in Translation addresses are not just problems facing the people of Boston. They are national, even worldwide, challenges. Our model is a solution with the potential for a global reach.




I believe that language is what makes us human. We just tend to not realize how important it is until it's gone.

- Maria Vertkin, Founder and Executive Director