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Be Safe, Be Neat, Be Kind: Lessons from 2Gen Graduation

Graduation season was in full swing as the 2Gen Center hosted UTEC’s first ever preschool graduation during House Meal. Children, parents, AmeriCorps members, and staff celebrated the soon-to-be kindergartners on their next step in their learning journey and reminisced about classroom memories through photos. Since the 2Gen Center @ UTEC opened last fall, our teachers … >More


Community Conversation: “What are you fighting for?”

Gun violence, including gang-related gun violence, is unfortunately growing in America. Bullets don’t have names on them, yet they claim lives year after year. How do we reclaim our communities that are flooded with gun and gang violence? On June 13th, young adults, along with UTEC staff and AmeriCorps members, congregated inside Cafe UTEC to … >More


2Gen Visits Boston Children’s Museum

Parents and children of the 2Gen Center @ UTEC recently came together on a trip to Boston Children’s Museum. While preparing to load into the van, everyone shared artworks including a series of crayon self-portraits and painted stick sculptures. The group rode over to Boston, each talking about what they most looked forward to at … >More


Exploring Young Adult Justice in Germany

UTEC’s CEO Gregg Croteau was among a group of state leaders to travel to Germany to study their criminal justice system for young adults as part of a 20-member delegation of state leaders. The educational trip was organized by Columbia Justice Lab‘s Emerging Adult Project, led by Lael Chester and Vinny Schiraldi, and funded through … >More


Snaps To Our Photographers!

At UTEC, we are surrounded by images that represent our values and actions. We use photos to express outcomes and impact that can’t easily be expressed through words. Without photos, we wouldn’t be able to convey our important message to you. We’d like to thank our photographers for going above and beyond by capturing our memories … >More


Visit us during Doors Open Lowell

Between May 3 – 5, Doors Open Lowell will host their 17th annual event during National Preservation Month to celebrate Lowell’s architectural heritage, urban living, and culture that makes the community a creative and exciting place to live, work, and visit. We invite you to visit our historic, LEED Platinum-certified green building for guided tours as part of … >More


Come celebrate the UTEC Hub for Social Innovation!

We are thrilled to invite you to join UTEC as we celebrate the grand opening of the The Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue UTEC Hub for Social Innovation! It has been a long time in the making and with much persistence, perseverance, and support from our donors — we are finally able to take … >More


Hiking with AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program

  UTEC young adults, staff, and AmeriCorps members joined the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) for a mid day hike on a Workforce Retreat.  YOP focuses on providing opportunities for proven and at-risk youth to get outdoors — a model that encourages positive development and leadership. As a benefit of UTEC’s long-term partnership with their … >More


Catering with a Cause

Food always play an important role while planning an event or a meeting. Whether you’re hosting a seminar or a wedding, why not #chooseUTEC? At Café UTEC, you are showing your support of our mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic … >More


AmeriCorps Volunteers Get Things Done

Did you know we have eight AmeriCorps volunteers at UTEC as youthworkers? March 11th — 17th was AmeriCorps Appreciation Week, and we appreciate their service all year long! Staff and young adults at UTEC celebrated our members’ service, and all of Massachusetts recognized the commitment of AmeriCorps members for constantly getting things done and building stronger communities … >More