Blog at Lowell Sun

Bank of America Panel Highlights Youth Pathways

On Tuesday, October 16th, UTEC and other nonprofits were invited to Bank of America’s Opportunity Youth panel discussion to highlight key trends and solutions for young people in low and moderate income communities. The panel discussion was hosted by Bank of America Charitable Foundation President Kerry Sullivan. First, Kerry featured a Q&A with Year Up’s … >More


2Gen Center Opens the Infant Room

In early September, the 2Gen Center @ UTEC opened new doors to the Infant/Toddler room. Young parents at UTEC now have the opportunity to enroll their children as young as four weeks old to 2 years old in our onsite early education programs. (Our Preschool classroom opened last fall.) The new expansion give infants and … >More


UTEC Woodworking Attends Craftsmen Fair

Hi there, I’m Savy, a young craftsperson who attends UTEC. I’m feeling like a 10! What will I be blogging about? The UTEC Woodworking crew attended the 85th annual Craftsmen Fair hosted by Mount Sunapee and presented by League of NH Craftsmen as a field trip. This fair had many interesting and vintage craft works … >More


Kronos Invite Young Adults to Career Fair

Kronos staff hosted a Career Fair to a group of 12 young adults from UTEC’s WFD (Workforce Development) Program. Nearly 20 Kronites participated in the event, sharing personal and professional experiences that led them to where they are. They explained daily routines and what they loved most about working for the corporation. Kronites also highlighted … >More


The Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum Honors UTEC

UTEC staff members and The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Board members smile for the camera with the award. On September 16th, The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum honored UTEC at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, MA. Al Filipov were one of the passengers on American Flight 11, the first airplane to hit … >More


UTEC’s Senate Series – videos

  In addition to our youth-led MA-3 Congressional Candidates Forum, UTEC hosted all six candidates for the 1st Middlesex District State Senate seat. Each candidate visited UTEC to meet with its participants and to respond to five questions developed by young adults in the program. Read more from the Sun News and watch all six … >More


1st Middlesex candidates get quizzed by UTEC

From the Sun News: UTEC, for years, could rely on an advocate in the State Senate: Eileen Donoghue. But with her departure from the Statehouse — she’s now the Lowell city manager — UTEC officials wanted to learn about the six candidates vying to succeed her in the 1st Middlesex Senate District. The five Democrats and … >More


UTEC’s First Congressional Forum!

On August 15th, UTEC held its first congressional candidate forum led by young adult members. The forum addressed topics chosen by young people with issues ranging from poverty and youth violence to mental health and re-entry.  UTEC’s young adult hosts, David, Duke, Flex and Jefferson, spent weeks planning for the forum, drafting questions and deciding … >More


USDA Administrator visits UTEC’s “innovative program”

A federal official visited Massachusetts to see innovative workforce development programs for people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. UTEC welcomed Brandon Lipps, the Acting Deputy Undersecretary for the USDA’s Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, and other USDA visitors. Jeff McCue, Commissioner of the MA Department of Transitional Assistance, visited UTEC and others sites … >More


Celebrating Youth Justice at the Statehouse!

On July 12th, more than 150 advocates, organizers, and legislators celebrated the passage of many young adult justice reforms. The celebration was all about celebrating youth voices, coalition work, and how the House and Senate together championed many great young adult justice reforms, including expungement! We were honored to have House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Incoming Senate … >More