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Cafe UTEC on 980 WCAP

Learn about UTEC’s food services social enterprise, from Cafe UTEC specials to lunch catering on 980 WCAP.


New report on Recycling Social Enterprises

The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cascade Alliance, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created a case study using their insights and reflections on the multiple benefits through a network of waste-based social enterprises. Waste-based social enterprises are businesses that have created numerous jobs, reduced pollution, and saved millions of dollars in disposable costs. Working … >More


This Super Bowl, YOU can be like the Patriots!

Here’s your chance to join the Patriots!  One week before their AFC Championship win, New England Patriots players chose UTEC for the first grant from the Patriots Social Justice Fund because, as Devin McCourty said, “it’s all the things we believe in as a team.” (WATCH the Patriots video here.) Will you join the Patriots … >More


In the Merrimack Valley, A Vital Experiment in Criminal Justice Reform

From The Boston Globe: In a handful of courthouses in the Merrimack Valley, an important experiment in criminal justice reform is underway. Court officials are partnering with UTEC, a Lowell organization that works with some of the toughest young men in the region, to reimagine probation — that critical way station between freedom and imprisonment. … >More


Make Memories while Making a Difference

The UTEC events team was out and about at the Massachusetts Bridal and Wedding Expo at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.  The expo was a one-stop shop for all things weddings. Brides, grooms and guests met top wedding professionals in one place so that they can plan their dream weddings. From giveaways and even catering samples, … >More


New England Patriots Donate $75K to UTEC for Merrimack Valley Outreach Efforts

From WHAV: Haverhill is among the communities poised to benefit from a $75,000 donation from the New England Patriots to Merrimack Valley-based youth outreach group UTEC. Issued last week, the donation is the first of its kind from the Patriots Social Justice Fund. CEO Gregg Croteau and Policy Director Geoff Foster headed to Foxborough to … >More


Patriots Go Deep For UTEC

From The Lowell Sun: UTEC members and staff went to Gillette Stadium Monday to give a presentation to the New England Patriots about their mission, and left as the first recipients of the new Patriots Social Justice Fund. Players Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater surprised the organization with a $75,000 grant, the first award made … >More


Happy holidays from the UTEC family!

We celebrated the end of an exciting year by bringing young adults, young adults’ families, and staff together, drinking homemade hot chocolate and eggnog, and enjoying a family dinner catered by Café UTEC. We’d like to give shout outs to Cintas for donating their annual toy drive, Highland Street Foundation‘s Hat Tricks Program for providing … >More


Celebrating a Year of Milestones

We celebrated the end of an exciting year by bringing young adults, young adults’ families, and staff together, drinking homemade hot chocolate and eggnog, and enjoying a family dinner catered by Café UTEC. We’d like to give shout outs to Cintas for donating their annual toy drive, Highland Street Foundation for providing young adults to … >More