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More Than Words Bookstore Featured by the Social Enterprise Alliance

We were happy to see our friends at More Than Words were recently highlighted by the Social Enterprise Alliance for their Member Spotlight. Last month they also received eBay Small Business of the Year award!

We want to take the time to feature them and celebrate them as their mission resonates with us. More Than Words (MTW) is a social enterprise based in Boston.  They provide a job training program for system-involved youth that are looking to take charge of their lives.  Often the youth in the program have been through foster care, the justice system, or experienced homelessness among other difficulties.

Young adults work approximately 20 hours per week managing their online, retail, pop-up and wholesale bookselling businesses, running a high-end event space, and gaining critical life skills and work experience while generating revenue that offsets program costs. Youth facilitate peer-led trainings and weekly team meetings, manage sales, and plan and host events.

MTW has helped youth in the program earn their diploma, enroll in college, find employment and stay employed throughout the program.

You can read the full article by clicking here.