News & Notes

  • Mar 2, 2016

    Last week the LIPS program finished off the last of three simultaneous interpreting workshops taught by Karen Narefsky, a member of Boston Interpreter’s Collective. The organization has been working with the Welcome Project’s LIPS program for about six years now providing students with the tools to simultaneously interpret as well as engage with multilingual justice. As Narefsky puts it, “interpreting is not just a service, it’s a step towards justice in that everyone should be able to participate [in a community] in the language of their hearts and minds.”

  • Feb 24, 2016
    Welcome, Gillian! The Welcome Project is lucky to have Gillian Burleson working as our new adult ESOL coordinator. Gillian, who started working with the Welcome Project in early January, has been teaching English for 20 years and working in the area of Adult ESOL and Education for the last 14 years.
  • Feb 20, 2016
    Earlier this month, the Welcome Project received a visit from state representative of Medford and Somerville, Christine Barber. Over light snacks, representative Barber and students part of the Welcome Project's LIPS program as well as adult members of the ESOL classes discussed current challenges in the community and public school system.