Monday, September 17, 2012

Found in Translation

I was so pleased to receive an informative note from Maria Vertkin, founder and executive director of Found in Translation.  This organization has a terrific dual purpose: "To help homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills; and to reduce ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities in health care by unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce". The website notes: 

Our 12-week Medical Interpreter Certificate course is offered at no cost to income-eligible women and includes common-sense supports such as on-site childcare and assistance with transportation. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates are qualified to be hired as medical interpreters at hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings.

As a budding non-profit,  Found in Translation can use your help in funding.  If you are in the area, you can join in their fall fundraiser on November 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge.  The event will "celebrate our inaugural year, our graduates' accomplishments, and the diversity of our community!"  The celebration will include:

- Ethnic cuisine
- Music
- Dance performance
- And auction of fabulous items.
This event requires registration, here.

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