Community Involvement

Community Involvement

TransPerfect is actively involved in dedicating personal time and energy to improving our community by participating in programs that benefit our neighborhoods and the environment and by providing disaster assistance.

Associació de Familiars i Amics de Nens Oncològics de Catalunya (AFANOC)

AFANOC is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting families of children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. They also provide integral psychosocial care and playful educational and therapeutic activities for these children and their families.

In 2011, AFANOC built “The House of Xuklis”. Since then, they have been able to offer accommodation to families who need to relocate in order to receive treatment at the main reference hospitals in Barcelona. The “Xuklis” were conceived as imaginary characters who banish negative energy, working tirelessly to help children and their families overcome the obstacles of illness.

In 2018, Barcelona TransPerfect employees, friends, and families took part in the first TransPerfect Mountain Challenge. The event featured an orienteering race with three different levels and one trail marathon. Over 150 people participated and over €70,000 was raised. In 2019 and 2020, TransPerfect has come together to expand the events to over 400 attendees and to raise over €100,000. All proceeds from the events go directly to AFANOC.

Barnaby Wass, Senior Vice President: “When he was 18 months old, my son Leon was diagnosed with leukemia and we received amazing support from a small non-profit that helps families of children with cancer: AFANOC. The invasive treatments needed to fight cancer mean that you are living in and around the hospital for many weeks. Throughout this time, the family’s day-to-day tasks continue alongside the treatment and can add to the struggle – having a decent meal, being able to shower, organizing supervision for the children when both parents visit the doctor – something as commonplace as a playroom for the kids to help beat the boredom is a real blessing. AFANOC provide fridges, lockers, game rooms and volunteers, as well as housing for families of patients from out-of-town. They are a small organization, but trust me they make a big difference. AFANOC was there for us during the tough times, and now that Leon has recovered we feel it is our time to give back.”

Learn more about TransPerfect’s Mountain Challenge events here.

Athlete Ally

Sport remains one of the greatest socialization mechanisms in the world—it communicates values without relying on any one language, and its most successful participants are known and respected globally. And yet, an entire community of people remain systematically excluded from sport.

Athlete Ally believes that everyone should have equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports—regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Their mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality.

TransPerfect is proud to sponsor the work of Athlete Ally, and our Chief of Staff, Nathan J. Richards, sits on their board.

Learn more about Athlete Ally from their website: athleteally.org.

Bottom Line

Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of first-generation students from low-income backgrounds. The organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line has helped thousands of first-generation students from low-income backgrounds stay in college and complete their degrees. Learn more about their mission at bottomline.org.

TransPerfect STRIVE, our affinity group for people of color, is a proud partner of Bottom Line. Since 2016, TransPerfect has volunteered with Bottom Line to provide career resources to their students through career fair and internship opportunities.

CFES Brilliant Pathways

CFES Brilliant Pathways helps students make opportunities happen. Every student deserves a chance to forge their own route to a bright future—no matter where they’re from or what resources are available to them. For 26 years, CFES Brilliant Pathways has worked side-by-side with schools, colleges, and businesses to help students find their own brilliant pathways by becoming college and career ready.

TransPerfect is a Platinum Partner of CFES Brilliant Pathways, and Senior Vice President of Global Production Jin Lee sits on their board. TransPerfect's production employees volunteer their time to educate high school and middle school students through on-site visits, webinars, career days, and mentoring with a focus on opportunities in localization and the essential skills that lead there.

To learn more about how students and employees benefit from this partnership, click here. To learn how you can give back, click here.

Girls Who Code 

Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their seven-week Summer Immersion Program, a two-week specialized Campus Program, after-school clubs, College Loops program, and New York Times best-selling series, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue twenty-first century opportunities. 

As a result of TransPerfect's partnership, Girls Who Code has been able to expand their reach to girls who are native speakers of French, Hindi, Spanish, Italian, and German. TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe is a member of the board of Girls Who Code, and the consultative approach of our partnership ensures creative solutions for the organization—whether that's providing experts to speak directly to clubs or helping envision a new way to connect with their audience. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com.

Learn more here.

Susan G. Komen 

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest non-profit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, Susan G. Komen has invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs in more than 60 countries. Their efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent from 1989–2014. 

Senior Vice President Martha Ferro Geller is a breast cancer survivor and an avid supporter of the Susan G. Komen organization. Martha Ferro Geller and other TransPerfect employees have participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure since 2011 and have walked in Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco. In the last ten years, TransPerfect and its employees have donated over $200,000 to end breast cancer for good. 

To learn more, visit komen.org.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the foundation has funded more than $150 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a world-renowned Scientific Advisory Committee. TransPerfect is proud to host yearly athletic fundraisers for the V Foundation, and has supported the critical work they do since 2014 by raising over $800,000 for cancer research. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

Learn more here and here.

Toys for Tots

The objectives of Marine Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources, our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

In December, TransPerfect offices across the US collect money from employees to buy toys for underprivileged children. Each office selects a shopping day and heads to a local toy supplier to purchase the toys together. In 2020, TransPerfect raised over $50,000 and was able to purchase more than 8,500 toys for children in need. Learn more about Toys for Tots at toysfortots.org. 

Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders (TWB) is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies and other non-profit organizations on a global scale. Their mission is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language by:

  • Providing aid in humanitarian crisis response through translation and interpreting
  • Providing translation and simplification services that are culturally appropriate, accessible, and open-source
  • Building language translation capacity at the local level
  • Raising global awareness of language barriers

TransPerfect is a platinum sponsor of the organization and provides in-language training for volunteers working on assisted projects. Learn more about TWB at translatorswithoutborders.org. 

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, the organization prepared food in Haiti following its devastating earthquake.

When disaster strikes, TransPerfect employees rally together to provide support to those who need it most. We are proud to partner with WCK when need arises to ensure everyone has access to a delicious, warm meal.

Learn more about TransPerfect’s support of WCK here.

 
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