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UTEC teens lead the way to create lasting change through policymaking

  October 2, 2019 From The Kresge Foundation: Young adults have the unique expertise and experience that can help us discover the best solutions to our most difficult social problems. For the last 10 years, UTEC, part of The Kresge Foundation Human Services Program’s Next Generation Initiative, has coordinated Teens Leading The Way (TLTW), a … >More


UTEC names a new chief program officer

    September 26, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: LOWELL – The United Teen Equality Center, or UTEC, has announced the hiring of Anita Moeller as the program’s new chief program officer. Moeller will begin her new position Monday and will replace interim CPO Nichelle Sadler. Sadler will serve as the organization’s leader for Center … >More


Kronos-UTEC partnership celebrated

September 21, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: LOWELL – When Kronos Inc. needs to cater an event or hold a team dinner, it calls upon UTEC Inc.’s catering services or brings employees to Café UTEC. The company purchases cutting boards from UTEC’s woodworking to give as corporate gifts, and has provided corporate grants and in- … >More


Partners of the Year: Kronos, UTEC team to boost Merrimack Valley youth

    September 5, 2019 From The Boston Business Journal: UTEC (originally known as United Teen Equality Center) has been helping some of the Merrimack Valley’s most vulnerable and at-risk young adults trade violence and poverty for social and economic success for 20 years. Kronos Inc., which is headquartered in Lowell, worked with UTEC for … >More


Youth leaders win MNN Excellence in Advocacy award!

On June 3, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network recognized Teens Leading the Way (TLTW) as the winner of this year’s Advocacy award. Young adult leaders and staff members visited the State House once again – this time to join hundreds of nonprofit, government, and business at the State House to celebrate Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration … >More


UTEC now serves young people in Haverhill

 UTEC started in Lowell, where it was founded by young people in 1999. Next we expanded to serve Lawrence, which is also home to our Mattress Recycling facility – and now we are opening a site in Haverhill! We are proud to work with young people and community partners in the three main cities of … >More


Start Your Spring Cleaning with UTEC Mattress Recycling

  Are you or a friend looking to dispose of a mattress? What can you do with the mattress you already have? While dropping it off at a dumpster is an option, it may not be the best option. Mattresses present challenges to the environment, since they take up space in landfills and break down … >More


Giving Done Right out on April 16th

Phil Buchanan, President of CEP Giving Done Right, by Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) President Phil Buchanan, tells the stories of nonprofit leaders, including UTEC’s own CEO, Gregg Croteau, who bring the vibrant nonprofit sector to life. UTEC is honored to be featured as an example of a nonprofit that changes lives and measures outcomes … >More


A Benefit Dance Party for UTEC

On Friday March 22nd from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am, dance the night away at the Benefit Dance Party held at UTEC’s main hall. All proceeds from the event will have an impact on UTEC’s mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social … >More


UTEC Celebrates Commonwealth Corps Appreciation Week

In 2018, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) selected 17 nonprofits from across the state to host Commonwealth Corps members for the 2018-2019 program year. UTEC is thrilled to be one of the chosen nonprofits to become a host site partner and receive two full-time Commonwealth Corps Education Specialists. This week (3/11-3/15), is Commonwealth Corps Week … >More