Before creating Civic Suds, Allister worked to expand access to information as the Executive Director of Libraries Without Borders, where he currently serves on its international Board of Directors. Allister holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was elected President of the Student Government, and a B.A. in History from Tufts University. Allister was featured on stage at the closing plenary of the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, and he is on the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” List.

Venture: Civic Suds is part laundromat, part community center that equips customers with access to books, computers, and educational programming that provides actionable information and valuable skills.