More Than Words

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Empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business

Our Mission

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

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South End Store Now Open!

After years of planning, construction, and hard work from youth, staff, and supporters, our new bookstore and event space is open now in the South End!

Come check us out and discover:

50,000 books to browse
Gift items from other mission-driven businesses
Young people taking charge of their lives


242 E. Berkeley Street
South End

Store Hours:

M-Th: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
F-Sat: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Following a rigorous national competition, More Than Words is a proud sub-grantee of  REDF’s national portfolio!  This recognition by a national funder and leader in the field of social enterprise of the More Than Words model and the hard-earned successes that our youth are achieving every day comes at a critical time as we map plans to grow our enterprises and empower more youth.

To learn more, view our press release.

Contact Us

More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore
56 Felton Street, Waltham, MA 02453

More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore 
242 East Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02118

ph. 781-788-0035   |

More Than Words Training Institute

To affect sustained social change for our most vulnerable, we must disrupt the traditional social service model and move toward a more effective one of social enterprise. The More Than Words (MTW) 3 day Training Institute will dive deep into the foundational areas vital to empowering individual transformation through social enterprise. Participants in this training will learn strategies, tools, and techniques that they can hone and implement in their work. The training is designed for those new tto the field of social enterprise who are eager to learn, as well as more experienced professionals looking to advance their knowledge. All classes are taught by the senior leadership team at MTW.

For more information and to register please click here! If you have questions or are curious to learn more please contact Director of Strategic Initiatives .

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