On October 19th, TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), held its seventh annual day of service in Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, California, and Texas. More than 2,200 individuals in the tech community participated in the “Tech Gives Back” event in their respected cities. This year’s projects provided an opportunity to connect working professionals with the nonprofit organizations in their community which address issues that impact the technology industry such as job training and diversity.
The Brook team spent their day of service volunteering at More Than Words in Boston, MA. More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. The youth learn business skills by operating a bookstore, with sales online and in stores. Brook worked alongside the youth from More Than Words in receiving books, cataloging and sorting the books, and placing them in the inventory system so that they can be sold online or at one of the two storefronts in Waltham and Boston.
In 2017, More Than Words served 253 youth and generated $2.14m in gross earned revenue. As More Than Words continues to grow, the public can expect a physical expansion of the book store and warehouse facility in Boston. With the growth, More Than Words is projecting 60% more job opportunities through their program and a 75% projected increase from youth-run social enterprise.
Brook is proud to not only participate but to be a sponsor of Tech Gives Back as the event aligns with Brook’s mission to be a value-added partner within the tech community helping foster and grow tech companies, many of which are in the greater Boston area.
To learn more about More Than Words, please visit: https://www.mtwyouth.org.