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Make Memories while Making a Difference

The UTEC events team was out and about at the Massachusetts Bridal and Wedding Expo at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.  The expo was a one-stop shop for all things weddings. Brides, grooms and guests met top wedding professionals in one place so that they can plan their dream weddings. From giveaways and even catering samples, … >More


New England Patriots Donate $75K to UTEC for Merrimack Valley Outreach Efforts

From WHAV: Haverhill is among the communities poised to benefit from a $75,000 donation from the New England Patriots to Merrimack Valley-based youth outreach group UTEC. Issued last week, the donation is the first of its kind from the Patriots Social Justice Fund. CEO Gregg Croteau and Policy Director Geoff Foster headed to Foxborough to … >More


Patriots Go Deep For UTEC

From The Lowell Sun: UTEC members and staff went to Gillette Stadium Monday to give a presentation to the New England Patriots about their mission, and left as the first recipients of the new Patriots Social Justice Fund. Players Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater surprised the organization with a $75,000 grant, the first award made … >More


Happy holidays from the UTEC family!

We celebrated the end of an exciting year by bringing young adults, young adults’ families, and staff together, drinking homemade hot chocolate and eggnog, and enjoying a family dinner catered by Café UTEC. We’d like to give shout outs to Cintas for donating their annual toy drive, Highland Street Foundation‘s Hat Tricks Program for providing … >More


Celebrating a Year of Milestones

We celebrated the end of an exciting year by bringing young adults, young adults’ families, and staff together, drinking homemade hot chocolate and eggnog, and enjoying a family dinner catered by Café UTEC. We’d like to give shout outs to Cintas for donating their annual toy drive, Highland Street Foundation for providing young adults to … >More


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


Northshore Magazine: Life-Changing Eatery

“Café UTEC on Warren Street isn’t just a place for a passersby to walk in, glimpse the trendy chalkboard-scribed menu, and grab a banh mi or a quinoa salad on their lunch break. It’s an eatery manned by young adults in the midst of profound personal change.” Read the full feature from Northshore Magazine (Nov. … >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