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More civic engagement benefits all

    October 11, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: It’s been almost a year since Gov. Charlie Baker put his signature on “Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement,” which requires the state to strengthen civics education requirements by mandating that American history, social sciences, and civics be taught in public schools. The law also … >More


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.


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


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


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