• 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

[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

15 hours ago

UTEC

Circle Up Lowell presented by Thrive Communities of Massachusetts is today, 5:30 pm at UTEC. Don't miss out on a free film screening, focused on the importance of restorative justice. More info: ow.ly/nLRh50jT8NT ...

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1 day ago

UTEC

REMINDER: Circle Up Lowell is tomorrow 12/10, 5:30 pm at UTEC. Get all the info on our blog on The Sun News: bit.ly/2E9q5Z1 ...

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3 days ago

UTEC

A purchase that gives back never goes out of style. Gift your family and friends with a gift from Social Enterprise Alliance Holiday Gift Guide! Your purchase will give back to the communities in which the gifts were made.
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3 days ago

Bob Balfour

15 or so years ago a group of us decided to plan an event to raise awareness concerning addiction,recovery and to show support for the families who suffered due to an alcoholic/addict in their family.
We reached out to politicians, TV-Radio and citizens,businesses,schools and community groups all over Massachusetts.
We were turned down at just about every stop.
I had a politician personally tell me, no way not in this city, we don't have a problem and we won't support any type event.
Today I sat quietly off to the side in a building that was FULL of substance abuse fighters and every person was focused of saving lives and ending the war that we lost many years ago.
The UTEC Facility in Lowell hosted MVPASA and they were an amazing host.
To witness Angels who work tirelessly in the trenches standing side by side with more Angels that are coalitions,
taskforces, non profits, community groups,parents,
recovery house,treatment providers, churchs groups, AA/NA/Smart Recovey, Fitness recovery, fire,police,sheriffs, law Enforcement the District attorney, probation,courts,Drs,hospital staff,Habit OPCO, clinics and the list goes on.
*One fireman said it best....."this is not a passion, it's my calling" #Ditto
I want to say...thousands of great people are fighting like Hell to end this WAR and I personally think we are making some progress. One speaker mentioned the STIGMA of addiction.... we don't have to break the stigma, WE ARE breaking the stigma, we can never win this war that we lost many years ago when prescription pills were in every city/town and started its death march across America BUT we are in the process of ending the terror that has taken hold of our Country!
So a Giant THANK YOU TO ALL of our addiction fighters.
We are going to end this destruction and we all pray that the miracles continue to arrive!
#OutReach #TaskForce #PoliceFireEms
#Lowell #DARyan
#UTEC #Phoenix
#HealthDepts #Learn2Cope
#MOAR
#HarmReduction #AA/NA/SMART #Church #State #MiddlesexSheriff #ZacksHouse
#GraniteHouse #LowellHouse and the Merrimack Valley Substance Use Disorder Symposium THANK YOU ALL!
We have come a long way.
We fight for the struggling and their families.
We fight for the family's that lost their loved ones.
We will never back down!
I am very proud to be part of the solution since we had Sober Day back in 1987 at the Hatch Shell in Boston.
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