• 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

14 hours ago

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Congratulations to George on receiving his ID and completing one of his SMART goals! Support UTEC Catering so many more young adults can achieve small, yet impactful goals. ...

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2 days ago

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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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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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4 days ago

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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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