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UTEC Board of Directors Statement

For 20 years, UTEC has served many young people of Lowell and, more recently, Lawrence and Haverhill, in trading violence and poverty for social and economic mobility.  The UTEC Board of Directors is proud of the many important accomplishments of UTEC’s leadership team and staff, who have worked hard, innovated, and continuously adapted to meet … >More


Doing antiviolence work in a time of social distancing

April 14, 2020 From The Boston Globe: UTEC — a Lowell nonprofit devoted to giving troubled young people second chances — has seen challenges it never anticipated in the time of coronavirus. But it is adapting. No one had ever seen a peace vigil quite like the one that snaked through Haverhill last Saturday. Instead … >More


Overcoming social distancing to fight violence

April 14, 2020 From The Eagle-Tribune: HAVERHILL — After the murders of Haverhill’s Efrain Maisonet and Carlos M. Rivera, several civic groups knew they had to connect with the community, as they often do in times of strife, to send a message that violence is not the answer. But a barrier was in the way: … >More


UTEC Youth Mission Tough in Pandemic

      April 09, 2020 From The Lowell Sun: For over a decade, 24 year- old Brian Rosario has worked with the same street worker at UTEC, Inc. “ He hits us up almost every day,” he said. Nowadays, by phone. With a statewide stay at home advisory and other social distancing measures in … >More


Pentucket Bank jumps on Paycheck Protection program applications

      April 06, 2020 From The Eagle Tribune: HAVERHILL — Pentucket Bank commercial lenders got a jump on procuring loans for the bank’s customers through the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the president’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security … >More


UTEC Woodworking on WCAP

    March 09, 2020 From WCAP: UTEC CEO Gregg Croteau and Corporate Relations Manager, Morgan Wamsley Chat with 980 WCAP morning show host Ted Panos. They discuss UTEC’s involvement in the recent primary elections, the expantion and moving of our woodworking program and facility, and the growth of some our other social enterprices such … >More


UTEC’s woodworking facility gets help from Eastern Bank

    January 30, 2020 From The Lowell Sun – The development of UTEC’s new woodworking facility received assistance in the form of a $ 100,000 grant recently provided to the organization by Eastern Bank. Eastern Bank’s investment is part of UTEC’s growth campaign to raise funds in the pursuit of job opportunities and pathways for … >More


The evolving role of street workers in youth violence prevention

January 29, 2020 Presented by The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute – UTEC’s Geoff Foster, Nichelle Sadler, and Leslie Rivera talk about the role of street workers in public health focused youth violence prevention efforts and share their experiences. Through more funding, they are able to provide organized services to underserved youth. UTEC has also been … >More


Empowering teens would help overcome voter apathy

  January 22, 2020 From The Lowell Sun: State lawmakers will have the opportunity to review two bills that have the potential to revive interest in local politics and drive voter turnout. Both measures would allow teens as young as 16 to vote in municipal elections. They were scheduled for public hearings before the Joint … >More