• 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

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

1 day ago

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It’s been quite a week! Here’s a rundown of today’s highlights from our CEO:Busy conference day with many partners! We enjoyed sharing about our work around young adult justice at MassINC’s criminal justice reform summit in the morning. And in the afternoon, UTEC was pleased to be the host of Massachusetts Bar Association’s annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference. Thanks to Tito SantosSilva for presenting on our work around mental health. And congrats to Judge Blitzman for receiving the Juvenile and Child Welfare Award! Nice job rocking the #UTECNation hat. ...

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3 days ago

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Thanks again to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Aetna for including us in this final stage. We look forward to sharing more tonight about our plan to share and amplify best practices for justice-involved young adults. #UTECnation

Gregg Croteau

United Way of Massachusetts Bay
UTEC has a plan. They want to develop a program specifically designed to help proven-risk and criminally involved youth, giving them the chance to succeed.

Tonight, they will pitch their idea to a panel of judges, alongside seven other finalists. If they are one of the four winners chosen, they will get the venture funding they need to turn their idea into a reality.

These next game changers will be revealed at United Way’s Venture Fund Pitch Night, presented by Aetna. Learn more about this night celebrating innovation: bit.ly/2M4SW6v

Thank you, Aetna and Boston Consulting Group. #AetnaCares
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5 days ago

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This Wednesday is Café UTEC Madd Love Open Mic. Sign up at 6 pm or support our young people! ...

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