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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

2 days ago

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RESCHEDULED!!!

UTEC will have a booth at the Haverhill Farmers' Market NEXT SATURDAY, October 23rd! See you there!
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3 days ago

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Wrapping up #latinheritagemonth this week with some of our leadership team! Meet Tamara, Will, and Ricardo!

Tamara is UTEC's Chief Programming Officer and is from Peru. She identifies as Latinx, and her favorite thing about being Peruvian is the pride and love they take in their cuisine which reflects all the diverse cultures of the country. "Food is love!"

Will is UTEC's Director of Workforce Development. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and loves how his people are welcoming, happy, and resilient. He also love the food, music, and sports - a diehard soccer fan!

Ricardo is UTEC's Senior Director of Social Enterprises. He was born in Michigan and identifies as a Cuban-American, and his favorite thing about his culture is how kind, supportive, tight knit and inclusive they are.
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4 days ago

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The Greater Lowell Community Foundation does incredible work showing up for our community, and it was an honor to have them host their annual Celebrate Giving event at UTEC tonight! ...

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4 days ago

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THIS SATURDAY will be our last day with a booth at the Haverhill Farmers' Market!!

Don't miss this chance to come by and pick up unique, high quality wooden products that support our young people before the holidays!
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