Blog at Lowell Sun

20th Anniversary Talk on 980 WCAP

July 15, 2019 From 980 WCAP: UTEC’s Chief Executive Officer Gregg Croteau, Interim Chief Program Officer Nichelle Sadler, and Corporate Relations Manager Morgan Wamsley sit down with morning show host Ted Panos of 980 WCAP to discuss 20 years of saving lives and the upcoming gala.


‘They believe in you when you don’t believe in you’

July 14, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: LOWELL — On a sunny Wednesday, young adults serve customers at Cafe UTEC on Warren Street. They ring up orders and prepare sandwiches and sides, all of which were made from scratch by their peers. At the adjacent Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue Hub for Social Innovation, … >More


Firearm violence targeted

June 25, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: UTEC, Inc. was formed 20 years ago to reduce gang violence in the city. Now, it will establish the state’s premier training facility aimed at reducing gun violence across Massachusetts. Thanks to a two-year, $700,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health, UTEC will oversee the creation … >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


Lowell youth organization starting statewide training center to prevent gun violence

June 4, 2019 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 … >More


UTEC to Open Haverhill HQ June 4: Take an Exclusive Look Inside

May 31, 2019 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 … >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

May 7, 2019 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 program like UTEC is helping them turn their lives … >More