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The Importance of 2Gen Strategies

From left: Founder/Director of Training Capacity Building, National Compadres Network, Jerry Tello; Executive Director, Friends Outside in Los Angeles County/Dad’s Back!, Mary Weaver; CEO of UTEC, Gregg Croteau; and Administration of Children and Families (ACF) Robin McDonald. On November 29th, Ascend at the Aspen Institute and the GOOD+ Foundation co-hosted The Father Factor: A Critical … >More


Circle Up Screening on December 10th at UTEC

Victims of crime are given a powerful voice when practicing restorative justice. They meet their offenders face to face, in a safe and structured environment, and tell them exactly how the incident made them feel. It can allow the victim to ask questions and sometimes even receive an apology. Restorative justice is a proven way … >More


UTEC awarded Greater Lowell of Chamber and Commerce Nonprofit

Greater Lowell Health Alliance, Lowell Community Health Center, Mill City Grows, and UTEC smile for a group photo at Lenzi’s. On Wednesday, November 14th, nearly 100 community and nonprofit leaders gathered in Dracut, MA to celebrate Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce’s (GLCC) 24th Annual Membership Meeting. The grounds at Lenzi’s were alive with laughter and … >More


National groups highlight Massachusetts’ success reducing recidivism

National organizations focused on reforming criminal justice systems have highlighted Massachusetts as a top state in the country in significantly reducing the rate of people returning to prison. “Massachusetts has been a leader in this, really taking advantage of a groundswell across the nation of general support for good reentry(programing),”said Nicole Jarett, director of the National Reentry … >More


We hope you #chooseUTEC on Giving Tuesday!

Your gift today helps young people, like Tico, chip away year-round in UTEC social enterprises! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, spreading the potential of social media and the generosity of caring people like you. Whether it’s giving your time, a donation, or the gift of the power of your voice – it … >More


Governor Baker signs civics education into law!

Young people’s advocacy saw two major results this year. We are thrilled that UTEC’s and Teens Leading the Way ‘s campaign for juvenile expungement became law in April. And we are equally pleased to report that our years of advocacy for a civics education bill became a reality last Thursday when signed into law! Nine years ago, a group of young adults … >More


Slam dunk both ways as Kronos, UTEC hit the court

From The Lowell Sun News: CHELMSFORD — Kronos employees and interns may have won the first Kronos- UTEC basketball game, but UTEC’s young adult clients walked away the true winners. Following the Wednesday afternoon game, Sarah Sheehy, Kronos’ director of strategic sourcing and chair of the GiveInspired Committee, surprised UTEC with a $35,000 check — … >More


Baker Signs Civics Education Reform

From WBUR: Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she’d been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law. “It felt great,” Bellapianta said over the phone later in the day. “It felt … >More


Madd Love Market in Bold Types – Boston Globe

How did UTEC develop the Madd Love Market brand for our products? “The feedback was, UTEC does not necessarily sound delicious when you walk down the aisle of the food store,” CEO Gregg Croteau told the Boston Globe’s Bold Types column. Find out more about how pro bono support from CTP Boston and Ropes & Gray … >More


“Managing for Social Impact” panel highlights UTEC social enterprises

Boston Philanthropic Roundtable and the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP) presented a panel on “Managing for Social Impact: Understanding Best Practices for Philanthropic Support.” Tiziana Dearing, co-editor of the 2017 book Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise facilitated the panel. Managing for Social Impact chapter authors Alison Kroner, Mary Cronin (also … >More