We help increase accessibility for those with limited English in our community by providing training for interpreters in the health care and social services arenas. We also provide interpreters in 35 languages to schools, social service agencies, hospitals and legal services – all at a nonprofit rate. JVS also offers cultural competency training for organizations employing or serving diverse populations.

“I loved everything! I will take this with me and use it always. This course changes the way I have done everything, for the better.”
-Bridging the Gap Participant

For additional information,
please contact:

Catherine Anderson
Interpreter and Cultural Competency Training

Maria Rodriguez
Interpreter Services

Interpreter Services

In order to encourage community accessibility and inclusivity, JVS facilitates thousands of interpreting and translating encounters in more than 35 different languages each year. Services include person-to-person interpretation, phone interpretation and written translation.


Interpreter Training

Professional interpreters gain the skills they need through the 40-hour Bridging the Gap Interpretation Training, offered by JVS.

Bridging the Gap Application

For more information regarding Bridging the Gap Saturday course schedules contact canders@jvskc.org

Cultural Competency Training

By helping your employees understand the dynamics of culture among those who are new to the United States, JVS helps build a bridge between your organization and the people you serve. Cultural Competency training is adapted to the needs of your organization. Please contact Catherine Anderson for more details.

Contact: canders@jvskc.org


Thank you for your gift to JVS. You make our work possible.