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UTEC teens lead the way to create lasting change through policymaking

  October 2, 2019 From The Kresge Foundation: Young adults have the unique expertise and experience that can help us discover the best solutions to our most difficult social problems. For the last 10 years, UTEC, part of The Kresge Foundation Human Services Program’s Next Generation Initiative, has coordinated Teens Leading The Way (TLTW), a … >More


UTEC names a new chief program officer

    September 26, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: LOWELL – The United Teen Equality Center, or UTEC, has announced the hiring of Anita Moeller as the program’s new chief program officer. Moeller will begin her new position Monday and will replace interim CPO Nichelle Sadler. Sadler will serve as the organization’s leader for Center … >More


Kronos-UTEC partnership celebrated

September 21, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: LOWELL – When Kronos Inc. needs to cater an event or hold a team dinner, it calls upon UTEC Inc.’s catering services or brings employees to Café UTEC. The company purchases cutting boards from UTEC’s woodworking to give as corporate gifts, and has provided corporate grants and in- … >More


UTEC 2Gen on WCAP

September 17, 2019 UTEC CEO Gregg Croteau and Early Childhood Educator Jessica Ondras sit down with 980 WCAP morning show host Ted Panos to discuss UTEC’s multi-generational approach to serving their young adults through its 2Gen Early Childhood Education Center.


Giving Done Right: Panel & Book Signing

When: Tue, October 22, 2019 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT Where: UTEC, Inc. Hub for Innovation 17 Warren Street Lowell, MA 01852 About the Event Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Philanthropy Massachusetts, UTEC, and the Center for Effective Philanthropy invite you to join us for a conversation with CEP President Phil Buchanan and UTEC CEO … >More


Partners of the Year: Kronos, UTEC team to boost Merrimack Valley youth

    September 5, 2019 From The Boston Business Journal: UTEC (originally known as United Teen Equality Center) has been helping some of the Merrimack Valley’s most vulnerable and at-risk young adults trade violence and poverty for social and economic success for 20 years. Kronos Inc., which is headquartered in Lowell, worked with UTEC for … >More


FREE/By-Donation Yoga in the Park

By-Donation Yoga In The Park **MONDAYS** 6:00-7:00 PM 2018 ~ July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8 & 15 Boarding House Park (map) Yoga classes are free & donations for some of our favorite local organization will be gratefully accepted each week. Learn more about the ancient tradition of yoga and explore strength, flexibility … >More


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 … >More