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2020 March We Care Wednesday: Found in Translation

In 2020 we asked the gather here team if there were any nonprofits that they would like us to feature in our monthly We Care Wednesday initiative. This March we chose Boston-based non-profit Found in Translation at the suggestion of craft associate, Rachel Sews. Found in Translation is a Medical Interpreter Training and Job Placement Program

Founded in 2011 by Maria Vertikin, Found in Translation offers a free 12-week Medical Interpreter Certificate job training program that helps homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills, and reduces ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities in health care by unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce. See the Found in Translation 2019 graduating class pictured below!

Found in Translation has a two-fold mission:

  • to give low-income bilingual women an opportunity to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills, and
  • to reduce racial, ethnic, and linguistic disparities in healthcare by unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce.

**On March 16, 2020 we made the difficult decision (but ultimately the correct one) to close gather here for the health and safety of our team and the community. Because of this decision we will be re-launching March's We Care Wednesday when we re-open.

*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $29,500 to a variety of nonprofits doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to Girls Rock Boston to Food for Free and RAICES-Texas. We select organizations that we feel represent not only our commitment to a better, more equitable world but also our desire to "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."