November 8, 2019
From The Lowell Sun:
Like an infant taking those first baby steps, the United Teen Equality Center began in 1999 as a place where young people could gather without worrying about the pervasive gang violence in many Lowell neighborhoods.
There were some growing pains along the way, which included convincing a skeptical police force of UTECs anti- gang, anti- violence commitment.
But now, 20 years later, the organization has grown into young adulthood, offering a variety of work- development and anti- violence programs throughout the Merrimack Valley, backboned by an $ 8 million annual budget.
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