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UTEC director: Encouraged by jobs plan

From the Lowell Sun: UTEC leader "is optimistic about a task force he is on committed to reducing chronic underemployment, as well as Gov. Charlie Baker's commitment to helping members reach that...

NECN video: Gov. Baker announces anti-gang grants

Fe. 3, 2016 - More than $6 million in Massachusetts will go toward stopping gang violence where it starts - with recruitment of teenagers and young adults.

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Youth Today cover story: Breaking the Cycle

Youth Today featured UTEC in its Jan/Feb 2016 cover story. 

"At UTEC, staff members talk about meeting people 'where they’re at,' which can mean meeting them at the point of opportunity...

Lowell opiate-crisis task force named

Council have formed an Opiate Epidemic Crisis Task Force.

The group comprises elected officials, the heads of public safety and school departments, addiction-treatment experts, and...

Breakfast Promotes Work of Jericho Road Project

Dedicated Champion for Youth in The City



 

UTEC, formerly known as the United Teen Equality Center, was founded by local youth who wanted to form their own...

Youth Voter Guide for Lowell's 2015 City Council Candidates

UTEC recently hosted our 12th Anniversary Youth-Led Candidates Forum for Lowell City...

Youth-Led City Council Candidates Forum in the Sun News

UTEC's 12th anniversary Youth-Led City Council Candidates Forum invited candidates to talk to our young people about issues that affect them: homelessness, jobs, education, support for young...

Chief Program Officer featured in Gateway Cities Leader series

MassINC featured Zenub Kakli, our Chief Program Officer, in its Gateway Cities Leader series. Read the full interview. 

Lowering the cost of mass incarceration

State governments across the country are finally waking up to the enormous financial and human cost of mass incarceration. In recent years, at least 27 states...