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UTEC re-entry grant to give troubled kids a second chance

Ronald Walker, state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, recognized UTEC as a recipient of the Re-entry Demonstration grant on June 26, 2017. Walker chaired the Task Force on...

DeLeo: Options exist to close budget gap

While touring UTEC to learn how the organization is successfully working to reduce the reate of recidivism among young adults, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said a number of options are under active...

UTEC program draws praise from The Boston Foundation

Members of UTEC traveled to The Boston Foundation on May 25th to tell the group’s story and to present information about its mattress-recycling program to enthusiastic crowd of municipal and state...

UTEC receives Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant

UTEC and Girls Inc. were two Lowell nonprofits among the first group selected to receive $50,000 every year of the next decade as part of a new grant award from the Cummings Foundation's new...

Kronos GiveInspired grant to UTEC

From the Sun News: "This relationship is about much more than the...

Big ‘snaps’ to Lowell’s leadership

A consistent decrease in crime is the product of Lowell’s leadership that continually strengthens the urgency that our city never accepts acts of violence as normal.

WBUR: The Secret to this Social Enterprise’s Success Springs from Old Mattresses

UTEC'S mattress recycling social enterprise is the first and critical step in helping proven risk young adults begin to transform their lives.

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WBUR: Democratic Mass. Senators Lay Out Bevy of Criminal Justice Proposals

Just days before a long-awaited review of the Massachusetts criminal justice system is set to be released, several Democratic state senators on Thursday detailed their policy proposals for...

Lowell Sun: Bills seek to lift criminal justice age

Bills offered by Sen. Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and others aim to raise the juvenile criminal justice age to 21, making Massachusetts the first in the country to do so.

Eddie Mercado’s disappearance has left big void at UTEC

If you’ve hung around UTEC and the youth organizing community in the last decade, you probably know Eddie Mercado. A regular at UTEC on Warren Street, he was a voice for...