FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jennifer Channin, Development Director, Found in Translation
Award-Winning Nonprofit Found in Translation hosts “Party Around the World”
Found in Translation is holding its annual celebration, Party Around the World
, on October 17th
from 6-10pm at the Microsoft NERD Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The event, which will include food from a variety of cuisines, and music and dance performances from many cultures, is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased online: http://www.found-in-translation.org/party-around-the-world-2013.html
Found in Translation, is a Cambridge-based nonprofit that helps low-income and homeless women attain economic security through their language skills. Its central program is a Medical Interpreter Certificate Course that qualifies its graduates for interpreting jobs in hospitals and other healthcare and community settings. For the women Found in Translation serves, a medical interpreting career represents a tremendous economic leap. Medical interpreting is the 4th fastest-growing profession in the U.S., predicted to grow by 42.2% over the next decade (accd. to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
While Found in Translation is only 2 years old, its innovative program has garnered local and international attention. This year they:
- Received the SBANE Innovation Award
- Were awarded The Boston Club’s Advancement Award
- Were selected to be an Echoing Green Fellow (only 30 organizations chosen, globally, from nearly 3,000 applicants)
- Was ranked in the world's top 25 social initiatives for women and girls in WomenDeliver50
In addition to celebrating these achievements, Party Around the World
will also honor three individuals who have shown a commitment to tipping the scales of opportunity across race, gender, and ethnicity, who promote a culture of diversity, inclusion, and hope, and who have made exceptional contributions to further Found in Translation’s mission. The three “Culture Catalyst” honorees are Peggy Andreas RNC, BSN, Nancy Folan, and Shari Gold-Gomez.
For more information, contact:
Maria Vertkin, Executive Director of Found in Translation