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Racial Equity Update

In the midst of a justified and long overdue national outcry to address systemic racism, and growing organizing within Lowell, we wanted to make sure you received the latest updates about our own work that we have committed to and have been processing within UTEC. If you haven’t already seen our previous Statements (links below … >More


UTEC Board of Directors Statement

For 20 years, UTEC has served many young people of Lowell and, more recently, Lawrence and Haverhill, in trading violence and poverty for social and economic mobility.  The UTEC Board of Directors is proud of the many important accomplishments of UTEC’s leadership team and staff, who have worked hard, innovated, and continuously adapted to meet … >More


Open Letter to UTEC Staff and Community

In the midst of a long-overdue national outcry about systemic racism in our country, every company, organization, and individual has rightfully been compelled to examine their prior actions and practices in an effort to determine how they can best root out racism.  UTEC is no different.  In fact, this kind of self-examination is of particular … >More


Continued services in a time of need and The UTEC Family Fund on 980 WCAP

    May 11, 2020 From 980 WCAP: UTEC’s Chief Executive Officer Gregg Croteau, Transitional Coach Sadyra Martinez, and Director of Food Enterprises Chris Austin chat with morning show host Ted Panos of 980 WCAP to talk about UTEC’s continued efforts during the pandemic. They talk about how streetworkers and transitional coaches are keeping in … >More


Doing antiviolence work in a time of social distancing

April 14, 2020 From The Boston Globe: UTEC — a Lowell nonprofit devoted to giving troubled young people second chances — has seen challenges it never anticipated in the time of coronavirus. But it is adapting. No one had ever seen a peace vigil quite like the one that snaked through Haverhill last Saturday. Instead … >More


Overcoming social distancing to fight violence

April 14, 2020 From The Eagle-Tribune: HAVERHILL — After the murders of Haverhill’s Efrain Maisonet and Carlos M. Rivera, several civic groups knew they had to connect with the community, as they often do in times of strife, to send a message that violence is not the answer. But a barrier was in the way: … >More


UTEC Youth Mission Tough in Pandemic

      April 09, 2020 From The Lowell Sun: For over a decade, 24 year- old Brian Rosario has worked with the same street worker at UTEC, Inc. “ He hits us up almost every day,” he said. Nowadays, by phone. With a statewide stay at home advisory and other social distancing measures in … >More


Pentucket Bank jumps on Paycheck Protection program applications

      April 06, 2020 From The Eagle Tribune: HAVERHILL — Pentucket Bank commercial lenders got a jump on procuring loans for the bank’s customers through the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the president’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security … >More


UTEC Woodworking on WCAP

    March 09, 2020 From WCAP: UTEC CEO Gregg Croteau and Corporate Relations Manager, Morgan Wamsley Chat with 980 WCAP morning show host Ted Panos. They discuss UTEC’s involvement in the recent primary elections, the expantion and moving of our woodworking program and facility, and the growth of some our other social enterprices such … >More