MAMI (the Multicultural Association of Medical/Legal
Interpreters of New York, Inc) is a not-for-profit organization,
which prides itself in offering limited-English proficient (LEP)
persons with better access to health care and legal services.
Since its incorporation, starting in Utica and later opening up offices in Syracuse and Albany, MAMI provides quality interpreting and translation services to the upstate New York and capital area. MAMI’s interpreters are highly trained in the field and are available through our 24/7 interpreter dispatch program.
In addition to teaching interpreters, MAMI teaches providers and LEP persons. MAMI offers classes to improve literacy and job placement for refugees/immigrants: targeted English as a second language (ESL) classes for driving safety, survival needs, and domestic violence prevention, and a model for culturally-mediated public health seminars, taught so far to Somali women on perinatal health.Some of the languages MAMI offers include:
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Chin, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Fuzhou), Croatian, Dinka, Farsi, French, French Creole, Fulani, German, Houssa, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Kinyamulenge, Kinyarwarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kizigua, Lingala, Maay Maay, Moldavian, Mounoukoutouba, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Pegin, Russian, Romanian, Serbian-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Taiwanese, Thai, Tigrigna, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.
MAMI has offices in Utica, Syracuse and Albany. We are always looking for interns, community partners, and candidates for our interpreter training programs. If you are interested in becoming an interpreter, or working or volunteering with MAMI, please contact us.
If you are in need of our services, either contact us or request a trained interpreter.