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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

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 weeks ago

UTEC

Please join the Teens Leading The Way organizers THIS MORNING to call to your State Representative and ask them to cosponsor amendment #166, which would add the expungement language passed in the Senate to the House's bill.

Find your State Rep's info: malegislature.gov/search/findmylegislator
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3 weeks ago

UTEC

Movements are only as strong as the PEOPLE behind them and as valuable as the PEOPLE they impact! These are the PEOPLE who are working to update expungement and whose lives would be impacted by this policy change.

We are so proud to support Teens Leading The Way's campaign to #ExpungeMA

Learn more & join the movement: www.expungementmovement.org/
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3 weeks ago

UTEC

Nay is getting her testimony ready to submit to the House Judiciary committee!

We are so proud of Teens Leading The Way for continuing to share their stories in order to make lasting change through organizing and policymaking!

#ExpungeMA
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4 weeks ago

UTEC

All that extra cooking at home may just call for a NEW, HANDMADE cutting board! When you order now, you get TWO FREE @cedarsfoods products via coupon.

Link in bio to order

#ShopLocal #HaverhillMA #LawrenceMA #LowellMA
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4 weeks ago

UTEC

Attention young people across Massachusetts!!! Here is an important message from our organizer Duke inviting you to join the Teens Leading The Way campaign for an expanded expungement law in Massachusetts. Join us now! #ExpungeMA ...

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