Word of Mouth - January 2019

December 28, 2018

January 2019




The Language Access Project provided over 2,400 hours of free translation and interpretation services in 2018! In 2018, Global Wordsmiths financed, coordinated and deployed: 2,450 volunteer language service hours and translated 851 vital documents, into 9 languages, for 13 local nonprofits, to connect thousands of English Learners directly to services. 

To see the full picture, download our 2018 impact report HERE.

New Language Access Project Cohort! From January 12  through April 20, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, and Community Kitchen Pittsburgh will receive free translation and interpretation in Hindi, Arabic, Nepali, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. These services are vital- without language access, English learners cannot receive the services they need. Learn more. 

Allegheny Health Network Partnership. We are happy to announce that Global Wordsmiths is partnering with Allegheny Health Network to bring language interpretation to each of its 8 hospitals in Western Pennsylvania and Southern New York. Stay tuned for details! 

With love, always.

Mary Jayne



“Pennsylvania is the 10th-most linguistically diverse state in the country, with 10% of its residents speaking a language other than English at home”




Translation goes beyond reading; the act is visceral as opposed to merely intimate, and it impacts you, it teaches you in a different way...  Translation is more pleasurable to me than writing fiction, given that I am in an intense relationship with a text I profoundly admire, greedy to absorb all that it has to offer.



Interpreter Resources





Provider Resources


National Center for Cultural CompetenceCultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment





Client Spotlight: Rivers of Steel


Founded on the principles of heritage development, community partnership, and a reverence for the region's natural and shared resources, Rivers of steel strengthens the economic and cultural fabric of western Pennsylvania by fostering dynamic initiatives and transformative experiences. rivers of Steel actively promotes education and heritage tourism through its attractions and programs, highlighting western Pennsylvania's assets to regional, national, and international audiences.


Behind the scenes, Rivers of Steel works with a diverse network of community partners to support grassroots initiatives and the new regional economy. The eight-county Rivers of Steel National Heritage area celebrates the region's industrial history, the landscape that fueled it, and the hardworking men and women who made it possible, linking the communities of the region through their shared cultural and industrial heritage.


412 • 334 • 9989 www.RiversofSteel.com 



Registration Open for Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies
Pittsburgh , May 15 - 17 2019. 

Flying Girls | Peju Alatise
Ongoing exhibit, August Wilson Center

New Year’s Eve at La Palapa
December 31, 9:00pm - 2:00am at La Palapa

New Year’s Afternoon Tea Milonga
January 1, 2:00 - 6:00 at Wightman School

Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner
January 5, 3:00 - 4:30 at Alphabet City

Milonga del 412
January 4, 9:00pm - 1:00am 

Good Vibes Latin Social
January 5, 10:00pm at Stuio 101

Fiesta de los tres reyes magos
January 6, 6:30 - 8:30 at St. Catherine Church

Global Pittsburgh International Potluck
January 12, 6:00 - 9:00pm at Wilkins School Community Center

Cirque du Soleil - Corteo
January 16 - 19, PPG Arena

Beginner Samba Jazz
January 7, 7:15pm - 8:15pm at Art in Motion Pittsburgh

French Conversation Group
January 7, 6:00 - 7:00 at The Word Cellar 

Seijin Shiki 成人式
January 11, 7:00 - 8:30 at University Club Ballroom A

Pasta Cooking Class with Istituto Mondo Italiano
January 13 at 3:30pm, Istituto Mondo Italiano

Círculo de Lectores
January 14, 12:00 - 1:00 at Carnegie Library Downtown

Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari (Catapult)
January 14, 7:00 - 8:30 at Alphabet City

Conversations on Europe: The Finnish Education Model: What Can We Learn?
January 15, 12:00 - 1:30 at Posvar Hall

Beyond Haiku: Japanese Poetry in Time and Art
January 17, 7:00 - 8:30 at Alphabet City

Salsa Fuego: Pittsburgh Salsa & Bachata Congress
January 18, 10:00pm at Salsa Fuego

Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, singer, composer - Badi Assad
January 19, 8:30 - 11:00pm, 305 Gist Street

Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula (South Africa)
January 21, 7:00 - 9:00 at Alphabet City

Beleza: Sounds of Brasil Lounge & Party
January 26, 9:00pm -1:00am at Casa Brasil

Kokoro Screening and Discussion
January 27, 2:00- 5:00pm at Regent Square Theatre

Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict
January 31, 7:00 - 8:30 at Alphabet City

Lizania Cruz, "Here & There"
Ongoing exhibit, August Wilson Center



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