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Streetworker Recognized for Compassion and Commitment to Community

On February 27th, a UTEC Streetworker was one of three honorees to become recognized for displaying compassion and unwavering commitment to community at the annual Light of Dawnn Awards Ceremony at the West End House Boys and Girls Club in Allston. The annual Light of Dawnn Awards are presented by Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and … >More


UTEC at Winter Innovation Summit Presented by Sorensen Impact Center

In the summer of 2017, UTEC was thrilled to receive a sub grant from the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah to participate in a Pay for Success (PFS) feasibility program. Pay for Success is an innovative approach to assisting social issues. As part of the feasibility cohort, UTEC attended the 2018 Winter Innovation … >More


Madd Love is in the Air

Processed with VSCO with c7 preset It’s Valentine’s Day, but Madd Love is in the air at UTEC every day. Beyond heart-shaped boxes and pretty bouquets, there’s an even bigger force in play — the kind of love that comes through community and teamwork. Since 1999, UTEC has been building relationships with young people. To date, … >More


House Meal Inspires, Engages and Celebrates Young People

  The House Meal Awards at UTEC are the cornerstone of recognizing progress for our young people. Young adults are often enrolled at UTEC for about 2 years, and they make astonoshing achievements every month. From keeping a positive attitude and excellent attendance to receiving a learner’s permit or even registering to vote, young people … >More


Clean slate, Clean plate. Café UTEC’s brand new lunch items!

With the New Year here, Café UTEC’s Culinary Innovator has been busy creating and sampling new menu items. And our social enterprise crew has learned that customers love bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Two new menu items now at Café UTEC: For a vegetarian-friendly option, head over to try the new Portobello Mushroom Panini made … >More


Why Mentoring Matters

January is National Mentoring Month — which means it’s time to celebrate and reflect on the impact and beauty of mentoring. We all have negative voices in our head telling us we can’t or shouldn’t. Mentoring provides positive effects in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Mentoring guarantees that someone who cares is present, … >More


Superstar Foundation Announce Honorees of the Veronica Awards

The Superstar Foundation, established by Steve Butz in 2007,  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and recognizing top performing human service professionals. Steve Butz created The Veronica Award to honor his memory of his mother, Veronica Butz, who always recognized human service professionals for their diligent work.  Each year in December, four fantastic human service … >More


Superstar Foundation Annouce Honorees of the Veronica Awards

The Superstar Foundation, established by Steve Butz in 2007,  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and recognizing top performing human service professionals. Steve Butz created The Veronica Award to honor his memory of his mother, Veronica Butz, who always recognized human service professionals for their diligent work.  Each year in December, four fantastic human service … >More


Your Gift Can Break Barriers

From the Streets to the Statehouse. Jefferson had a troubling high school experience until he was sent to court for misdemeanors. “I kept getting into fights, and I kept getting arrested. Soon I was expelled and committed to a juvenile residential program, where I started meeting other people just like me.” That’s where Jefferson met UTEC’s … >More


Shop and chop UTEC Cutting Boards – great holiday gifts.

A gift that carves out a better future. Handmade cutting boards are created by young adults in the UTEC Woodworking social enterprise from 100% reclaimed east coast hardwoods. When you choose a UTEC cutting board, you support our social enterprise and our mission. Your cutting board is a beautiful, high-quality gift for a loved one or colleague. And your purchase breaks barriers for … >More