Save the date!

The 2024 New England Streetworker Conference will be held on September 19th – 20th at Gillette Stadium.

What we do

UTEC helps young people overcome the challenges of poverty, gang involvement, and unemployment.

UTEC Social Enterprises

Support local business! Young Adults at UTEC receive paid workforce development in our Social Enterprises. They gain valuable job skills and socio-emotional skills while delivering high-quality products and services.

UTEC Programs & Services

Streetworker Outreach

Behind-The-Walls Programming

Transitional Coaching

Workforce Development


Mental Health Services

Organizing & Policymaking

2GEN Center @UTEC


UTEC in the News


UTEC to Mark 25 Years

LOWELL SUN: UTEC started in 1999 as a drop-in center for youth to avoid gang violence. Read more about the organization's rich history in Lowell and the role it's played to reduce violence in the Merrimack Valley.


Succession Planning and Exciting News About UTEC's Leadership

We’re making some exciting changes to our leadership team! Please click below to read a letter from CEO Gregg Croteau, and to view articles with more information.


UTEC Leaders Visit White House

LOWELL SUN: Leaders of UTEC, Lowell’s youth violence intervention, reentry and advocacy program, were invited to the White House on Friday, where they heard President Joe Biden announce the formation of a new office intended to curb gun violence.