• 20th Anniversary

    Thanks to everyone for their support!

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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

6 hours ago

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Special thanks to Rep Tom Tipa Golden for his continuous support of our workforce program! We truly appreciate his belief in us and his partnership over the years! #MaddLove ...

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4 days ago

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The cold never bothered us anyway ❄️ MADD fun day in NH snow tubing as a family! #MaddLove #HappyFriday! ...

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5 days ago

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Always good to get members of our advisory council together - especially when we have an exciting milestone (new woodshop!) to get their ideas on. #MaddLove ...

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5 days ago

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“Because of the work our young people did on this campaign some years back, we remain very supportive of the Empower Act." - Gregg Croteau, UTEC CEO

Taking this #TBT to our Vote 17 campaign in honor of the of the Lowell Sun editorial on overcoming voter apathy by empowering TEENS! #UTECVotes

www.lowellsun.com/2020/01/22/empowering-teens-would-help-overcome-voter-apathy/
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6 days ago

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First gathering of 2020 for the Center for Excellence focused on intentional street outreach, on building trusting relationships and knowing your community. And as always, with lots of #MaddLove

As always, thanks to Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary Sudders for prioritizing supporting these grassroots organizations focused on gun violence prevention.
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