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Champions in Action: Bookstore Empowering Teens" (1/22/15)

"For its continued investment in the future of Massachusetts' young people, NECN and Citizens Bank have selected More Than Words as this quarter's Champions in Action."

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More Than Words Awarded Social Innovation Funds from REDF (2/8/16)

Following a rigorous national competition, More Than Words has been selected for the new portfolio of California-based venture philanthropy organization REDF, supported by the federal Social Innovation Fund. This is part of REDF’s first investment in the Greater Boston region and will provide multi-year grant funding for MTW to expand services!

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"More Than Words uses books to boost foster teens" (10/20/15)

This article in the Christian Science Monitor explores how More Than Words started, its growth and impact over the past few years, and the challenges facing foster youth in Massachusetts.

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"Beyond the Books: Teach for America's Alumni in Action" (2/17/15)

Read a profile on MTW CEO and TFA Houston Alumna, Jodi Rosenbaum.

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"More Than Words Receives Champions in Action award" (1/31/15)

Read more about MTW receiving the Citizens Bank Champions in Action award during a ceremony at the Boston warehouse bookstore.

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"Partners of the Year: Connection Between More Than Words and Constant Contact Easy to See" (9/12/14)

This wonderful article from the Boston Business Journal profiles the longstanding and supportive relationship between More Than Words and Constant Contact. Both were recognized at the 2014 BBJ Corporate Citizenship Summit.

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"Downtown View: Youth and Effectiveness" (11/19/13)

This amazing story features two women in the Boston area doing amazing work with youth. One of these women being More Than Words CEO Jodi Rosenbaum Tillinger.

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"More Than Words" (2013)

The Homelessness Resource Center, along with SAMHSA, took the time to profile the More Than Words organization on their website. Filled with statistics and facts, this look at More Than Words is truly informative and paints a clear picture of the organization.



"Four Questions with Jodi Rosenbaum, Executive Director of MTW" (8/20/12)

Check out this short and sweet interview with our CEO Jodi Rosenbaum featured on Jewish Boston. Read about where her idea came from and her passion for the organization.

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"Nonprofit Used-Bookstore Helping Troubled Kids Start a New Chapter" (3/25/12)

Article featured in the Boston Herald that looks at work done specifically at the More Than Words Boston location. This article shows that the MTW second location is just as effective as the original Waltham site and helps expand to more youth.

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"More Than Words Helps at Risk Youth Between the Pages" (9/30/11)

Check out this great artcile from the Boston Business Journal about More Than Words' second location opening in Boston! The article also touches on the mission and goals set out by the More Than Words organization for its youth.

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"Building Resumes, Rebuilding lives" (5/17/11)

WOW - check this out, More Than Words is on the front page of the Boston Globe!! This article is about More Than Words and the type of business we run. It also talks about how many of the youth like to work here.

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"Open Mic Night at More Than Words a unique event for all" (4/8/10)

MTW Youth and community performers are recognized for their superior work in this Bentley Vanguard article. Staff writer Lily Ann Montemayor attended the monthly event and found herself impressed with the talent showcase available at More Than Words. Read her full review, and look under our events page for information about upcoming Open Mic Nights!

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"Youth Perk Up Area Bookstore" (8/17/08)

The Boston Herald takes an in depth look at the grand opening of the Cafe portion of More Than Words' Moody Street Location. The article also takes the time to discuss the mission and quotes youth about their work.

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“Author’s Struggle Reaches Out to Teens” (5/30/07)

Local author and social worker Amanda Daniel visits More Than Words to discuss her book “Transparent Tears,” and discuss her transformation from a troubled youth growing up in inner city Cambridge to a successful professional and community leader.

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“At Store, DSS Youths Learn a Living” (8/10/06)

DSS Commissioner Harry Spence speaks to youth employees at More Than Words bookstore, providing young people formerly or currently in DSS care with an opportunity to discuss their experience at the nonprofit professional training program with the head of a major state agency.

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