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The Translator-Interpreter Program (TIP) is a student-run program of the Cornell Public Service Center that trains bilingual and multilingual Cornell students to serve as volunteer translators/interpreters for community agencies in emergency and non-emergency situations.
The video below is a recording from our April 7th, 2021 event "A Critical Exploration of Language Access and Equity with Fatema Sumar and Angelika Kraemer". Fatema Sumar '01 is the President Biden-appointed Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations for the Millennium Challenge Corporation as well as the founder of the Translator Interpreter Program. Angelika Kraemer is the Director of the Language Resource Center at Cornell University and an affiliated Senior Lecturer in the Department of German Studies. In this event, we discussed the importance and global implications of language learning through Fatema’s and Angelika’s professional experiences.
Here's how TIP is making an impact on our community to bridge language and cultural barriers over the past year.
student volunteer translators and interpreters
different languages provided for service
participating Cornell language faculty members
students trained during our Volunteer Training Sessions
community agencies trained during our Agency Training Sessions
translation/interpretation requests received from the community