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HiSet Success Story on WCAP

January 25, 2022 Rebecca, Director of Education, and Rocky, UTEC young adult, join Gregg Croteau, CEO on WCAP to discuss how UTEC’s academic education program provides the support young people need to be successful. Rocky shares his story on what inspired him to continue his education and his goals for the future. Listen Here:


A new community park rises up in downtown Lowell

January 14, 2022 A largely idle site at a downtown Lowell intersection is being transformed into a community park through the efforts of a local nonprofit. UTEC, a Lowell-based agency that serves young adults who have been involved in the criminal justice system, is partnering with the city to create the multi-purpose outdoor space on … >More


MassDevelopment awards grant for The Green @ UTEC

January 4, 2022 The space, located at the intersection of Warren and Hurd streets, adjacent to UTEC’s headquarters, will be transformed into a public outdoor area that will be known as The Green @ UTEC. The grant was awarded through MassDevelopment’s special Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places, which aims to assist local economic … >More


UTEC receives $500,000 for woodworking program

December 20, 2021 Lowell Sun » Youth nonprofit UTEC has received $500,000 from the Yawkey Foundation to expand its Woodworking Social Enterprise program for justice-involved young adults. UTEC’s Workforce program gives paid on-the-job experience in social enterprises such as woodworking. Young adults enrolled in the woodworking program, which serves Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill, learn to … >More


Candidate Forum Recap & Additional Updates on WCAP

November 30, 2021 Francellis Quinones, Organizing Program Manager, and Desiree, UTEC young adult, join Gregg Croteau, CEO, on WCAP to discuss UTEC’s most recent Youth Led Candidate Forum and how UTEC is gearing up for the holidays! Mayor of Lowell, John Leahy makes a guest appearence to show UTEC and our young adults support for … >More


UTEC Receives $50K Boost for Community Outreach Efforts

September 16, 2021 FOXBOROUGH — UTEC, the anti-violence group aimed at reaching at-risk youth through programming and education in Haverhill, Lawrence and Lowell, recently received a $50,000 boost from the Patriots Foundation and Bank of America when UTEC became a Community Captain during a new program launched by the Patriots Foundation. Over the next two … >More


Patriots Foundation Picks UTEC as Community Captain

September 16, 2021 LOWELL — A well-known and respected Lowell nonprofit features prominently in a new initiative created by the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America designed to build deeper relationships with the agencies and the populations they serve. The new program is called “Community Captains.” It was launched last week at Gillette … >More


UTEC Launches Organizing Crew – WCAP

September 14, 2021 Francellis Quinones, Organizing Program Manager, joins Gregg Croteau, CEO, on WCAP to discuss the launch of UTEC’s new organizing crew and how young adults are diving into the issues they care about to advocate for meaningful systems change. Listen Here:


Ground Broken on Event Space

June 23, 2021 LOWELL » Construction for UTEC’s outdoor event space broke ground at the agency’s headquarters in downtown Lowell last month, paving the way for the development of land that will be used to host community events, support jobs for young adults and create room for the agency’s child care center. When completed The … >More