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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

1 day ago

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Another day, another book! What are you reading with your kids?

#2Gen
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2 days ago

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#MondayMotivation

Just part of a mural put together by our staff full of encouragement and reminders to our young people. We love you! We believe in you!
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5 days ago

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Madd Love to the Board of Directors for the beautiful and tasty surprise for our staff professional development day! ...

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6 days ago

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Our hearts grieve another young life tragically lost to gun violence. As we send along our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends, we remain committed to the work ahead.

Sending lots of love to those close to Tyrone who came out to his vigil last night.

#ViolenceIsNotNormal

Photo credit: Mao Kang
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We are proud to welcome Dahianara Liranzo to the UTEC family to help lead all our Human Resources and Talent efforts.

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised a Lawrencian, she says that her "philosophy in life, and the compassion she brings to her work, was shaped by the cultures, diversity, and vibrancy of the adversity in her younger years." She brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources across many industries where she has developed and implemented policies and procedures to increase efficiencies, reduce attrition, carry out change management and conflict resolution, and promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In her most recent role, she managed initiatives across 19 states, with over 3,900 employees. She holds a B.S. from Hesser College in Salem, NH and M.S. from Cambridge College.

She lives in Methuen with her husband and three children where she enjoys listening to audiobooks, checking out interesting new TV series, and playing cards and dominos. She also does a Spartan race every year with her son and husband! (look out!)

Please join us in welcoming Dahianara to the UTEC team!
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