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2020 Highlights

UTEC Leads the Way on Proposed Expungement Legislation

December 9, 2020, Lowell Sun With children of her own to care for and a desire to have a job she would be proud of, Manoushka “ Money” Gaston decided years ago to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant. The 27- year- old Lowell resident said she worked toward the position and received … >More

UTEC awarded grant for re-entry programming

October 18, 2020, The Lowell Sun The U. S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has awarded $ 750,000 in grant funding to UTEC, Inc. to develop programming for young adults re- entering society after incarceration.

Continued services in a time of need and The UTEC Family Fund on 980 WCAP

    May 11, 2020 From 980 WCAP: UTEC’s Chief Executive Officer Gregg Croteau, Transitional Coach Sadyra Martinez, and Director of Food Enterprises Chris Austin chat with morning show host Ted Panos of 980 WCAP to talk about UTEC’s continued efforts during the pandemic. They talk about how streetworkers and transitional coaches are keeping in … >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