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Cafe UTEC talks with Ted Panos

February 11, 2019 From 980 WCAP: Learn about UTEC’s food services social enterprise, from Cafe UTEC specials to lunch catering.


In the Merrimack Valley, A Vital Experiment in Criminal Justice Reform

January 23, 2019 From The Boston Globe: In a handful of courthouses in the Merrimack Valley, an important experiment in criminal justice reform is underway. Court officials are partnering with UTEC, a Lowell organization that works with some of the toughest young men in the region, to reimagine probation — that critical way station between … >More


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