Past Participants

The Language Access Project

The Language Access Project (LAP) is Global Wordsmiths' flagship Social Impact Initiative. Here's how it works: 

  • First, we choose talented bilingual university students and put them through our month-long, professional interpreter/ translator training program. 

  • Next, we choose 3 - 5 local nonprofit Partner Organizations that work directly with immigrants and refugees in Western Pennsylvania. 

  • Then, we supervise and mentor the interns for a period of 1 - 2 semesters while they provide written translation and oral interpretation to the Partner Organizations at no cost. 

During the 1 - 2 semester Cycle, Global Wordsmiths also works closely with the Partner Organizations to provide:

 

  • help prioritizing documents for translation (for example, brochures, intake forms, etc. which can be used after The Language Access Project has ended),

  • training, to teach Partner Organization staff how to work with interpreters and how to provide meaningful access, and 

  • guidance and consulting to help Partner Organizations form long-term language access plans and procedures.

  Interested in becoming an LAP Intern or Partner Organization?  Please contact meredith@globalwordsmiths.com to apply. 

Thank you to our fiscal sponsor, New Sun Rising, and to all of our funders!

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