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We hope you #chooseUTEC on Giving Tuesday!

Your gift today helps young people, like Tico, chip away year-round in UTEC social enterprises! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, spreading the potential of social media and the generosity of caring people like you. Whether it’s giving your time, a donation, or the gift of the power of your voice – it … >More


Northshore Magazine: Life-Changing Eatery

      November 27, 2018 From Northshore Magazine: A few years ago, after a fire rendered his family homeless, Tico Mirambeaux’s thoughts were filled with things like deciding whether to spend another night at a friend’s place or in Eagle Park in Lowell. But today, having spent the last year working at Café UTEC … >More


Governor Baker signs civics education into law!

Young people’s advocacy saw two major results this year. We are thrilled that UTEC’s and Teens Leading the Way ‘s campaign for juvenile expungement became law in April. And we are equally pleased to report that our years of advocacy for a civics education bill became a reality last Thursday when signed into law! Nine years ago, a group of young adults … >More


Baker Signs Civics Education Reform

November 8, 2018 From 90.9 WBUR:  Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she’d been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law.“It felt great,” Bellapianta said over the phone later in … >More


Madd Love Market in Bold Types – Boston Globe

October 30, 2018 From The Boston Globe: Catching supermarket shoppers’ attention can be a tricky task. And the folks who run UTEC knew that the name of the Lowell center for young adults returning from jail might be a tough sell at your local Whole Foods. So they worked with Boston ad agency CTP to … >More


“Managing for Social Impact” panel highlights UTEC social enterprises

Boston Philanthropic Roundtable and the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP) presented a panel on “Managing for Social Impact: Understanding Best Practices for Philanthropic Support.” Tiziana Dearing, co-editor of the 2017 book Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise facilitated the panel. Managing for Social Impact chapter authors Alison Kroner, Mary Cronin (also … >More


Bank of America Panel Highlights Youth Pathways

On Tuesday, October 16th, UTEC and other nonprofits were invited to Bank of America’s Opportunity Youth panel discussion to highlight key trends and solutions for young people in low and moderate income communities. The panel discussion was hosted by Bank of America Charitable Foundation President Kerry Sullivan. First, Kerry featured a Q&A with Year Up’s … >More


2Gen Center Opens the Infant Room

In early September, the 2Gen Center @ UTEC opened new doors to the Infant/Toddler room. Young parents at UTEC now have the opportunity to enroll their children as young as four weeks old to 2 years old in our onsite early education programs. (Our Preschool classroom opened last fall.) The new expansion give infants and … >More


UTEC Woodworking Attends Craftsmen Fair

Hi there, I’m Savy, a young craftsperson who attends UTEC. I’m feeling like a 10! What will I be blogging about? The UTEC Woodworking crew attended the 85th annual Craftsmen Fair hosted by Mount Sunapee and presented by League of NH Craftsmen as a field trip. This fair had many interesting and vintage craft works … >More


Kronos Invite Young Adults to Career Fair

Kronos staff hosted a Career Fair to a group of 12 young adults from UTEC’s WFD (Workforce Development) Program. Nearly 20 Kronites participated in the event, sharing personal and professional experiences that led them to where they are. They explained daily routines and what they loved most about working for the corporation. Kronites also highlighted … >More