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New England Patriots Donate $75K to UTEC for Merrimack Valley Outreach Efforts

  January 14, 2019 From 97.9 WHAV: Haverhill is among the communities poised to benefit from a $75,000 donation from the New England Patriots to Merrimack Valley-based youth outreach group UTEC. Issued last week, the donation is the first of its kind from the Patriots Social Justice Fund. CEO Gregg Croteau and Policy Director Geoff … >More


Patriots Go Deep For UTEC

January 10, 2019 From The Lowell Sun: UTEC members and staff went to Gillette Stadium Monday to give a presentation to the New England Patriots about their mission, and left as the first recipients of the new Patriots Social Justice Fund. Players Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater surprised the organization with a $75,000 grant, the … >More


National groups highlight Massachusetts’ success reducing recidivism

      November 23, 2018 From MassLive: National organizations focused on reforming criminal justice systems have highlighted Massachusetts as a top state in the country in significantly reducing the rate of people returning to prison. “Massachusetts has been a leader in this, really taking advantage of a groundswell across the nation of general support … >More


Northshore Magazine: Life-Changing Eatery

      November 27, 2018 From Northshore Magazine: A few years ago, after a fire rendered his family homeless, Tico Mirambeaux’s thoughts were filled with things like deciding whether to spend another night at a friend’s place or in Eagle Park in Lowell. But today, having spent the last year working at Café UTEC … >More


Baker Signs Civics Education Reform

November 8, 2018 From 90.9 WBUR:  Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she’d been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law.“It felt great,” Bellapianta said over the phone later in … >More


Madd Love Market in Bold Types – Boston Globe

October 30, 2018 From The Boston Globe: Catching supermarket shoppers’ attention can be a tricky task. And the folks who run UTEC knew that the name of the Lowell center for young adults returning from jail might be a tough sell at your local Whole Foods. So they worked with Boston ad agency CTP to … >More


1st Middlesex candidates get quizzed by UTEC

August 27, 2018 From The Lowell Sun:  UTEC, for years, could rely on an advocate in the State Senate: Eileen Donoghue. But with her departure from the Statehouse — she’s now the Lowell city manager — UTEC officials wanted to learn about the six candidates vying to succeed her in the 1st Middlesex Senate District. … >More


Slam dunk both ways as Kronos, UTEC hit the court

July 15, 2018 From The Lowell Sun News: CHELMSFORD — Kronos employees and interns may have won the first Kronos- UTEC basketball game, but UTEC’s young adult clients walked away the true winners. Following the Wednesday afternoon game, Sarah Sheehy, Kronos’ director of strategic sourcing and chair of the GiveInspired Committee, surprised UTEC with a … >More


Middlesex Sheriff joins forces with UTEC to assist young offenders

  November 23, 2017 From The Lowell Sun:  It’s no secret that many young adult offenders find themselves in a vicious cycle. After getting released from jail, there’s a decent chance they’ll re-offend within three years. Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian admits jails must change how they serve this population. As a result, the Middlesex Jail … >More