Blog at Lowell Sun

Exploring Young Adult Justice in Germany

UTEC’s CEO Gregg Croteau was among a group of state leaders to travel to Germany to study their criminal justice system for young adults as part of a 20-member delegation of state leaders. The educational trip was organized by Columbia Justice Lab‘s Emerging Adult Project, led by Lael Chester and Vinny Schiraldi, and funded through … >More


Snaps To Our Photographers!

At UTEC, we are surrounded by images that represent our values and actions. We use photos to express outcomes and impact that can’t easily be expressed through words. Without photos, we wouldn’t be able to convey our important message to you. We’d like to thank our photographers for going above and beyond by capturing our memories … >More


Visit us during Doors Open Lowell

Between May 3 – 5, Doors Open Lowell will host their 17th annual event during National Preservation Month to celebrate Lowell’s architectural heritage, urban living, and culture that makes the community a creative and exciting place to live, work, and visit. We invite you to visit our historic, LEED Platinum-certified green building for guided tours as part of … >More


Come celebrate the UTEC Hub for Social Innovation!

We are thrilled to invite you to join UTEC as we celebrate the grand opening of the The Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue UTEC Hub for Social Innovation! It has been a long time in the making and with much persistence, perseverance, and support from our donors — we are finally able to take … >More


Hiking with AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program

  UTEC young adults, staff, and AmeriCorps members joined the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) for a mid day hike on a Workforce Retreat.  YOP focuses on providing opportunities for proven and at-risk youth to get outdoors — a model that encourages positive development and leadership. As a benefit of UTEC’s long-term partnership with their … >More


Catering with a Cause

Food always play an important role while planning an event or a meeting. Whether you’re hosting a seminar or a wedding, why not #chooseUTEC? At Café UTEC, you are showing your support of our mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic … >More


AmeriCorps Volunteers Get Things Done

Did you know we have eight AmeriCorps volunteers at UTEC as youthworkers? March 11th — 17th was AmeriCorps Appreciation Week, and we appreciate their service all year long! Staff and young adults at UTEC celebrated our members’ service, and all of Massachusetts recognized the commitment of AmeriCorps members for constantly getting things done and building stronger communities … >More


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