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Criminal justice reform likely in Mass., but how far will it go?

    June 5, 2017 From The Boston Globe: Most everyone agrees that this is the year to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system. But sharp divisions remain over how far the changes should go. Governor Charlie Baker and top lawmakers have said they want to give prisoners more opportunities to earn early release by … >More


DeLeo: Options exist to close budget gap

May 31, 2017 From The Lowell Sun:  LOWELL — With just about two months left until the end of the fiscal year, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said a number of options are under active consideration to reduce a budget deficit that’s approaching a half- billion dollars. DeLeo spoke to The Sun in Lowell Tuesday after touring UTEC, … >More


UTEC Program draws praise from The Boston Foundation

    May 27, 2017 From The Lowell Sun: BOSTON — One municipal official called UTEC’s mattress-recycling program “a godsend.” A facilities manager described it as “tremendous.” A state official called the Lowell organization’s work to prevent youth recidivism while also offering social benefits “incredible.” Members of UTEC traveled to The Boston Foundation on Thursday … >More


UTEC and AmeriCorps: The Making of a Great Marriage

It’s hard to imagine a better place than UTEC for any AmeriCorps member looking to do engaging youth development work. For the past 10 years, UTEC, every August, has brought on a new team of AmeriCorps members who, after intensive orientation and training, then devote their service year working directly with our young adults in … >More


Great Ways to Check out UTEC this Week

At UTEC we are always interested in finding opportunities to meet and connect with new people here in the City of Lowell and beyond. Here are several such opportunities happening this week. We hope you can join us for one (or all) of them! 1. EAT for a Cause. This Thursday (May 18th) you are invited … >More


A 15-year-old father changed his life so his son could have a better one

  May 15, 2017 From The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley: Through coaching and workforce development, organizations like UTEC Lowell are empowering youth to better their lives and never give up. As a young man, Victor knew he was not making the right choices – hanging out with a bad crowd, getting … >More


UTEC Awarded for “Best Building Programming”

UTEC’s plaque at 35 Warren Street. UTEC’s LEED Platinum building (at 35 Warren Street) has been selected by Preservation Massachusetts as one of their 29th Annual Tsongas Award recipients. Awarded for “Best Building Programming,” UTEC is one of 22 award recipients from across the state demonstrating the award theme, The Power of Preservation, and were selected earlier this year through … >More


Major Windfall for nonprofits

    May 9, 2017 From the Lowell Sun: LOWELL — Local nonprofits Girls Inc. and UTEC will each receive substantial funding every year for the next decade as part of a new grant award, creating a degree of financial stability that will allow them to focus on long-term plans for the community The Lowell … >More


Lowell’s Take Back the Night: One Woman’s View

After gathering at City Hall, the marchers peacefully walked through Lowell to a rally at UMass Lowell’s University Crossing. My name is Sadyra Martinez and I currently serve at UTEC as the AmeriCorps Social Justice Specialist. In honor of sexual assault awareness month, I had the opportunity to attend my first Take Back the Night (TBTN) … >More


See What Makes Us Tick: UTEC Hosts Social Enterprise Showcase, May 6th

Do you want to tour the world’s oldest green building, pick up a beautiful handmade cutting board, visit a brand new commercial “incubator” kitchen, enjoy scrumptious catering samples, watch a mattress being deconstructed, and meet UTEC’s awesome program participants – all in one visit? Join us this Saturday (May 6th), from noon to 2:00 PM, for all of this … >More