Blog at Lowell Sun

In Billerica, a cell block for young men holds promise

From The Boston Globe: Early next year, one of the most important criminal justice reform experiments in the country will spread to a stately brick jailhouse in Billerica. The Middlesex Jail and House of Correction will become one of the first in the nation to create a dedicated, service-rich cell block for young men. Inmates, … >More


20th Anniversary Gala

CELEBRATING THE JOURNEY & PLANNING FOR GROWTH   Save the Date When: November 6, 2019 Where: UTEC, 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852     UTEC is celebrating 20 years of helping young people overcome the very real challenges of poverty, gang involvement, and unemployment. We will be echoing our appreciation for everyone who helped … >More


FREE/By-Donation Yoga in the Park

By-Donation Yoga In The Park **MONDAYS** 6:00-7:00 PM 2018 ~ July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8 & 15 Boarding House Park (map) Yoga classes are free & donations for some of our favorite local organization will be gratefully accepted each week. Learn more about the ancient tradition of yoga and explore strength, flexibility … >More


20th Anniversary Talk on 980 WCAP

From 980 WCAP: UTEC’s Chief Executive Officer Gregg Croteau, Interim Chief Program Officer Nichelle Sadler, and Corporate Relations Manager Morgan Wamsley sit down with morning show host Ted Panos of 980 WCAP to discuss 20 years of saving lives and the upcoming gala.


‘They believe in you when you don’t believe in you’

From The Lowell Sun: LOWELL — On a sunny Wednesday, young adults serve customers at Cafe UTEC on Warren Street. They ring up orders and prepare sandwiches and sides, all of which were made from scratch by their peers. At the adjacent Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue Hub for Social Innovation, catering prep work … >More


Firearm violence targeted

From The Lowell Sun: UTEC, Inc. was formed 20 years ago to reduce gang violence in the city. Now, it will establish the state’s premier training facility aimed at reducing gun violence across Massachusetts. Thanks to a two-year, $700,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health, UTEC will oversee the creation of the Gun … >More


Lowell youth organization starting statewide training center to prevent gun violence

From MassLive: A Lowell youth organization has received a $700,000 state grant to establish a training center to prevent gun violence. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is giving UTEC a two-year grant to establish the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence. The training center will work with 10 neighborhood organizations in areas with … >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 to Open Haverhill HQ June 4: Take an Exclusive Look Inside

From 97.9 WHAV: One year after announcing plans to bring their anti-violence effort to Haverhill, UTEC is officially opening their city headquarters at 241 Winter St., on Tuesday, June 4. As CEO Gregg Croteau and his team of outreach workers tell WHAV, the group that works largely behind the scenes to bring peace to rival … >More