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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


“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