• 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)

51%

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

23 hours ago

UTEC

One week away! The New England Streetworker Conference 2019 at Gillette Stadium will be hosting workshops on peacemaking, criminal justice reform, and much more. RSVP today. ...

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2 days ago

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We are thrilled to be one of the 10 organizations to receive funding from The Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a two-year grant to establish the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence. Read more on MassLive: bit.ly/2RmkGCt ...

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3 days ago

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#SundaySmiles at our Haverhill Grand Opening June 4, 2019.

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5 days ago

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1000 mattresses within 2 months! Thanks City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (Official) for sharing. #UTECMattressRecycling#CambMA and @UTEC_inc have recycled 1000 mattresses since the program started on April 11th. Our #1 Recycling Fan in West Cambridge approves! ♻️🛏️ 👍 www.cambridgema.gov/mattress ...

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1 week ago

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Thanks REDF for letting us host day 2 of the REDF Retreat! ...

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