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New report on Recycling Social Enterprises

The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cascade Alliance, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created a case study using their insights and reflections on the multiple benefits through a network of waste-based social enterprises. Waste-based social enterprises are businesses that have created numerous jobs, reduced pollution, and saved millions of dollars in disposable costs. Working … >More


This Super Bowl, YOU can be like the Patriots!

Here’s your chance to join the Patriots!  One week before their AFC Championship win, New England Patriots players chose UTEC for the first grant from the Patriots Social Justice Fund because, as Devin McCourty said, “it’s all the things we believe in as a team.” (WATCH the Patriots video here.) Will you join the Patriots … >More


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


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


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


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


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