Community Response to  Violence

Responding to recent acts of violence: Anytime there is an act of violence in our community, we refuse to accept it as a normal part of our lives. Today, we share this message from the UTEC Streetworkers to say that violence is not normal. We also have a clear message specifically to young people… please don’t retaliate.

UTEC Breaking Barriers

Catch a glimpse of UTEC’s mission with impact young adults in Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill, MA filmed by Cameron Zohoori.

Carve Out a Better Future: UTEC and Whole Foods Market

UTEC Woodworking and Whole Foods Market team up to bring UTEC-made cutting boards to selected stores in the North Atlantic region. Learn more about UTEC Woodworking and view our products. Filmed by CTP.

UTEC Youth-Led Candidate Forum

Watch UTEC’s Youth-led Congressional Candidate Forum filmed on August 15, 2018 by LTC Lowell. Young adults identify key issues for the forum including criminal justice reform, recidivism reduction, re-entry services, multi-generational poverty, mental health services and more.

Governor Baker celebrates opening of UTEC’s new Hub for Social Innovation in Lowell

On May 17, 2018, Governor Baker celebrated the Grand Opening of the Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue UTEC Hub for Social Innovation, touring the new Community Kitchen, Catalyst Center and more.


Social Determinants of Health Award 2019





Thanks Attorney General Maura Healey for honoring UTEC the Social Determinants of Health award. We look forward to working with Lowell Community Health Center to address young people’s mental and behavioral health needs.


New England Patriots Social Justice Fund award UTEC





It was amazing getting to tour Gillette Stadium and presenting to the players on UTEC’s advocacy work. Thanks again to the New England Patriots for showing UTEC so much love. Special shout out to John and Malachi for sharing your stories and highlighting the need for reentry and expungement!

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