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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

11 hours ago

UTEC

It's a special day at the 2Gen Center! 🤣🤣🤣

(pictures taken before Covid)
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2 days ago

UTEC

"To compose a country committed of all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.

An so we lift our gaze of not what stands between us but what stands before us."

We are thankful to hear from Amanda Gorman, a young poet and activist powerfully using her voice, at today's historic inauguration.

Congratulations, President Biden and Vice President Harris! We celebrate the first woman, Black American and South Asian American to be elected and sworn into the office of Vice President.

Representation matters, and today marks an important moment for Black and South Asian women in our communities.
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4 days ago

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Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested 29 times as he organized for equal rights for all.

Today, we honor his legacy in the fight against injustices, and we commit to continuing to mobilize our community against systemic racism in our criminal justice system. #MLKDay
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1 week ago

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This has been the year of adapting - Madd Love to Corning Incorporated Foundation for their support of the updates we needed to make to our culinary and woodworking curriculums when transitioning to virtual learning! ...

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