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UTEC’s TLTW Receives Award for “Committed Advocacy”

2016 Juvenile Justice Leadership Honorees Teens Leading the Way. Front Row: Stephanie Bellapianta, An Tran, Idris Abdullah, Coy Walker, Carline Kirksey, Geoff Foster, director of organizing at UTEC. Back Row: Micah Quinonez, Jeff Alvarez, Melissa Maharaj, Gregg Croteau, executive director at UTEC, Hon. Judge Jay Blitzman, First Justice of Middlesex County Juvenile Court, Charice McMillan, … >More


UTEC Youth Capture Lives in “Six Word Memoirs”

UTEC youth in HiSET classroom. Photo by Adrien Bisson Photography. How would you sum up your life in six words? Not an easy task. But this was the very assignment given to UTEC’s youth recently in one of their HiSET (formerly GED) classes. Jenn Cale, UTEC’s HiSET Social Educator, explained: “We were exploring the power … >More


UTEC Model Reduces Recidivism

At UTEC we realize that any serious claims of success have to be backed up with data, hard and objective data collected over time. So, at UTEC we make a point to carefully and consistently measure the “social and economic success” of our mission in three critical areas for our proven-risk young people: Reduced recidivism Increased … >More


UTEC Selected as Early Voting Location

Under a new law, communities in Massachusetts for the first time ever are required to let residents vote early during a 10-day window prior to Election Day on November 8th. The city of Lowell has selected a number of locations where residents may vote early, including UTEC. In partnership with the City of Lowell and … >More


Tours and Tastings: UTEC Hosts Special Open House Oct. 5th

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, UTEC will host a free open house to showcase its extensive catering, facility rentals, and event services.  All are welcome. Whether you’re planning a small office meeting, a big holiday party, or the wedding of Charles and Diana, this special open house is for you. Drop in at your … >More


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