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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

UTEC hits meal milestone with 75,000 delivered

April 17, 2021 LOWELL — Durrell Mendes says UTEC saved his life. Now the 25-year-old is helping change lives. Founded in 1999 in response to gang violence in Lowell, UTEC says its mission is to “ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic … >More

Two-Year Anniversary of Mattress Recycling

April 1, 2021, Cambridge Department of Public Works Two years ago, the City of Cambridge partnered with UTEC, a nonprofit organization serving proven-risk young adults, to provide free weekly curbside mattress and box spring recycling services.   Since then, the city has diverted more than 10,000 mattresses from going into the landfill. Instead, these mattresses have been deconstructed and … >More

Madd Love Meals on WCAP

March 29, 2021 Gregg (CEO), Kasey (Cafe UTEC Manager), and Durell (UTEC Young Adult) join WCAP to talk about the Madd Love Meals program.

My Turn: Family Prosperity

February 26, 2021, Greenfield Recorder In this OpEd, UTEC’s Nichelle Sadler discusses how we aim to ensure that fathers’ voices like Jose’s are represented in strategies to improve their lives, and those of their kids. “I hope people who make policies will take a closer look at how strong parents are, and how we can be important … >More

Made with ‘Madd Love’

February 1, 2021 – The Eagle Tribune On a typical day before the pandemic, Chris Austin had plenty on his to-do list as the director of food enterprise for the Lowell-based UTEC organization. The anti-violence group was operating several food-related programs including a cafe, event space and bustling catering business. Once March 2020 arrived, however, … >More