• 20th Anniversary

    Celebrating the journey, and planning for growth.

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  • Chipping Away

    Change takes time. We seek out moments to connect.

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  • Madd Love

    We embody contagious passion in all we do.

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  • Clean Slate

    We never give up on a young person.

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  • Ignite Social Justice

    We believe community is a catalyst for change.

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  • Spark Sustainability

    For our young people, our enterprises, and our physical environment.

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Breaking Barriers to Youth Success

UTEC's mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

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OUR OUTCOMES

      88%   vs.

of UTEC young adults
had no new arrests
while enrolled (FY18)

52%

of MA young adults
are re-arraigned within a
year of release from jail

mattress recycling

mattress recycling

We provide residential and commercial mattress pickup in Eastern MA, deconstruct the pieces, and recycle more than 80% of materials.

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woodworking

woodworking

Cutting boards and other hand-crafted Madd Love Market products help young adults carve out better futures.

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food services

food services

From catering and Cafe UTEC lunches to food manufacturing in the UTEC Community Kitchen, young people learn essential food preparation and service skills.

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facility rentals

facility rentals

Our historic green building is perfect for weddings, galas, concerts, meetings, seminars, conferences, and more.

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INVEST IN UTEC TODAY

Members of UTEC arrived at Gillette Stadium expecting to simply give a presentation to the Patriots about their mission to nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. Instead, they were surprised with a $75,000 grant from the Patriots Social Justice Fund.

- The New England Patriots players (Jan. 2019)

[UTEC is] turning gang members into productive citizens through programs like their culinary institute. In talking about their success, their enthusiasm to do more is contagious. Our problem is not that no one has figured out what works. Just the opposite.

- Governor Charlie Baker in his inaugural address, 2015

The most important thing I've learned at UTEC is to keep chipping away. Keep trying no matter how hard life gets, because there's always going to be that struggle.

- Victor, UTEC young adult

5 days ago

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*SNAPS* to Beba for passing her writing HiSet test! #ChippingAway #MaddLove ...

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6 days ago

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Thanks so much to the Haverhill candidates who have participated in the UTEC City Council Candidate Series already! We are excited to film more tomorrow night. #UTECvotes #wearehaverhill ...

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6 days ago

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We walked for peace alongside the Haverhill Police, Mayor Fiorentini, and other members of the community this weekend. Grateful to plant seeds of peace alongside this group!

Thanks to the Police Department for putting on the block party! Haverhill Police - Official
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7 days ago

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"52% of 18-24 year-olds get re-arraigned within one year and 76% within 3 years. That’s already three out four young adults who won’t qualify under the current expungement law. We are here today because we are those three."

-Akeem, Jefferson, and Money from Teens Leading The Way testifying at the State House today

Thanks so much to our sponsors and cosponsors like Rep Marjorie Decker , Senator Cindy Creem, Rep Kay Khan, Rep Carolyn Dykema, Rep Andy X. Vargas, and to the Judiciary Chairs State Representative Claire Cronin, and Senator Jamie Eldridge for your support.

#expungeMA #mapoli
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1 week ago

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UTEC Gala decorating committee meeting - very serious business!

Only a few seats left - buy tickets here utecinc.org/20th
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