UTEC Hits Meal Milestone with 75,000

LOWELL — Durrell Mendes says UTEC saved his life. Now the 25-year-old is helping change lives.

Founded in 1999 in response to gang violence in Lowell, UTEC says its mission is to “ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.” Giving back to the community furthers that mission.