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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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Work provides hope, inspiration, tangible skills, and a sense of mattering. We all remember our first jobs, what they meant to us, and what we learned from them. We've shared first job stories from our friends and partners in our report this year-and we want to hear yours! Share it with us on social media using #FIRST JOB!


Dear Friends of More Than Words,

We are proud to share the More Than Words 2016 Annual Report with you! This year, we considered the question: why work? Why do we use business and a real job to empower youth? The answer is that work WORKS. You'll see that in the outcomes our youth achieved and in their personal stories of transformation.

Thank you for being part of our community as we dig in, create more jobs, grow our social enterprises, and empower more youth to achieve positive, measurable outcomes. Let's get to work!

With Gratitude,

Jodi and the More Than Words Team


Click here to see the complete MTW 2016 Annual Report





Following a rigorous national competition, More Than Words is a proud sub-grantee of the Social Innovation Fund as a member of REDF’s national portfolio!  This recognition by a national funder and the Federal Government 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., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118

ph. 781-788-0035   |

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