Translingua at work for Immigrants
2019 Holiday donation
This holiday season we would like to thank all of our clients, linguists, our friends and families for their continued support, cooperation and friendship. Thanks to your contributions, TransLingua continues to bridge cultural gaps, bring people together, and facilitate international communication. In this spirit, TransLingua is happy to announce its continued partnership with Intercambio in Boulder, CO by supporting this organization’s mission with a holiday donation toward its upcoming event COMEDY for CAMBIO ON April 17, 2020. Together we strive to improve immigrant lives by uniting communities across cultures and helping to provide resources and access to education and job opportunities.
WMBE Certification & Immigration
At Translingua the year 2019 was clearly marked by increased access to NY City and State opportunities through our MWBE certification and the theme of Immigration. At the very beginning of the year, we started working for Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New York. Under the motto Providing Help – Creating Hope Catholic Charities has a 100-year legacy of strengthening families, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless as well as providing legal services for asylum seekers in New York State. Catholic Charities reached out to Translingua for written translations and interpretation services for asylum meetings and interviews. Thanks to our MWBE Certification by the State of New York we met the qualification criteria, and we have been assisting the hard working lawyers at Catholic Charities ever since.
In the Spring, Make the Road NY, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice, chose TransLingua based on our experience in this field and our New York State MWBE Certification. We are very proud of this cooperation that has resulted in several projects, including the translation of guidelines, posters, and other written documents to help spread information in the immigrant communities about access to health care, education, job opportunities and their legal rights.
In the fall of 2019, Translingua was contacted by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) based on our New York City MWBE Certification. We were selected to provide interpretation services in support of this organization’s mission: Unite immigrants, members and allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. Since September we have been providing interpreters to assist NYIC at its free Community Resource Events for immigrants.
The languages we support for Catholic Charities, Make the Road NY and the New York Immigration Coalition include Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Filipino, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Urdu.
A big THANK YOU to all of our translators and interpreters who have worked very hard in support of the New York State immigration population! We look forward to continuing our work for Catholic Charities, Make the Road NY, and the New York Immigration Coalition and many other immigration organizations and lawyers next year!