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UTEC now serves young people in Haverhill

 UTEC started in Lowell, where it was founded by young people in 1999. Next we expanded to serve Lawrence, which is also home to our Mattress Recycling facility – and now we are opening a site in Haverhill! We are proud to work with young people and community partners in the three main cities of … >More


Baker sees anti-gang group’s work during Haverhill visit

From The Eagle Tribune: HAVERHILL — Gov. Charlie Baker stopped by UTEC’s new office and drop-in center in Haverhill on Monday, where he met privately with a group of young men and women with past, serious criminal involvement. He wanted to learn how a pro-gram like UTEC is helping them turn their lives around. They … >More


In Haverhill Monday, Gov. Baker Gets Close Up View of Anti-Gang Violence Effort

From 97.9 WHAV: Gov. Charlie Baker joined local and state officials this morning to receive a progress report on UTEC’s anti-gang violence program that was spurred by the shooting death of a 20-year-old almost a year ago. The meeting, taking place about a month before UTEC’s formal open-ing at 241 Winter St., Haverhill, pro-vided insight … >More


Start Your Spring Cleaning with UTEC Mattress Recycling

  Are you or a friend looking to dispose of a mattress? What can you do with the mattress you already have? While dropping it off at a dumpster is an option, it may not be the best option. Mattresses present challenges to the environment, since they take up space in landfills and break down … >More


Giving Done Right out on April 16th

Phil Buchanan, President of CEP Giving Done Right, by Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) President Phil Buchanan, tells the stories of nonprofit leaders, including UTEC’s own CEO, Gregg Croteau, who bring the vibrant nonprofit sector to life. UTEC is honored to be featured as an example of a nonprofit that changes lives and measures outcomes … >More


A Benefit Dance Party for UTEC

On Friday March 22nd from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am, dance the night away at the Benefit Dance Party held at UTEC’s main hall. All proceeds from the event will have an impact on UTEC’s mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social … >More


UTEC Celebrates Commonwealth Corps Appreciation Week

In 2018, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) selected 17 nonprofits from across the state to host Commonwealth Corps members for the 2018-2019 program year. UTEC is thrilled to be one of the chosen nonprofits to become a host site partner and receive two full-time Commonwealth Corps Education Specialists. This week (3/11-3/15), is Commonwealth Corps Week … >More