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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


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


Baker sees anti-gang group’s work during Haverhill visit

From The Eagle Tribune: HAVERHILL — Gov. Charlie Baker stopped by UTEC’s new office and drop-in center in Haverhill on Monday, where he met privately with a group of young men and women with past, serious criminal involvement. He wanted to learn how a pro-gram like UTEC is helping them turn their lives around. They … >More


In Haverhill Monday, Gov. Baker Gets Close Up View of Anti-Gang Violence Effort

From 97.9 WHAV: Gov. Charlie Baker joined local and state officials this morning to receive a progress report on UTEC’s anti-gang violence program that was spurred by the shooting death of a 20-year-old almost a year ago. The meeting, taking place about a month before UTEC’s formal open-ing at 241 Winter St., Haverhill, pro-vided insight … >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


2019 New England Streetworker Conference

Please SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 New England Streetworker Conference! The conference will be held on Tuesday June 25th, 2019 from 9am-4pm at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Every year we come together to strengthen our Streetworker bonds and work towards cementing, and further legitimizing, Street Outreach as a profession. We will be returning for a 4th year at Gillette … >More