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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

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This April, we are acknowledging #SecondChanceMonth.

Successful reentry means much more than never going back to jail or prison.

It means finding and maintaining meaningful employment, reconnecting with loved ones, navigating the complicated consequences often associated with a criminal record, and rebuilding one’s life after incarceration. #ReentryMatters
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4 days ago

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Big Snaps to Manny who just passed his Science HiSet!! #ChippingAway ...

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5 days ago

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TODAY and TOMORROW, we'll be joining MassRecycle's Annual Conference's virtual Trade Show.

Swing by our booth to learn more about our Mattress #Recycling workforce development program and how we're diverting over 20,000 mattresses from the waste stream every year!

massrecycle.org/virtual-exhibit-show/
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