Office of Refugee Resettlement Refugee Program Employment and Economic Stability – Community Interpreter Program

In 2019, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) in Hyattsville, MD, launched its Community Interpreter Program to expand its language services capacity, improve staff operations, and reduce administrative costs. LSSNCA recruits, trains, and contracts with former clients to begin working as paid community interpreters for the agency.