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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


Giving Done Right out on April 16th

Phil Buchanan, President of CEP Giving Done Right, by Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) President Phil Buchanan, tells the stories of nonprofit leaders, including UTEC’s own CEO, Gregg Croteau, who bring the vibrant nonprofit sector to life. UTEC is honored to be featured as an example of a nonprofit that changes lives and measures outcomes … >More


A Benefit Dance Party for UTEC

On Friday March 22nd from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am, dance the night away at the Benefit Dance Party held at UTEC’s main hall. All proceeds from the event will have an impact on UTEC’s mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social … >More


UTEC Celebrates Commonwealth Corps Appreciation Week

In 2018, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) selected 17 nonprofits from across the state to host Commonwealth Corps members for the 2018-2019 program year. UTEC is thrilled to be one of the chosen nonprofits to become a host site partner and receive two full-time Commonwealth Corps Education Specialists. This week (3/11-3/15), is Commonwealth Corps Week … >More


UTEC receives grant from The Walmart Foundation

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation identify three core areas of giving: Opportunity, Sustainability, and Community. The Community Grant Program awards grants through every local facility. UTEC is thrilled to announce our first-time grant from the Walmart Foundation for $1,000  for the children enrolled in the 2Gen Center @ UTEC. Through this partnership with the Walmart Foundation, … >More


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