San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In the fall of 2012, filmmaker and photographer Cameron Zohoori joined us at UTEC as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow through Duke University. He spent a year working here, filming stories of the young people at UTEC and the remarkable youthworkers who serve them. In a few weeks, he returns to Lowell to share with us the world premiere of a series of short films created from this project.
Come see the stories of UTEC like never before, and meet the young people featured in the films!
UTEC's Main Hall was built in 1839 and renovated extensively in 2012 to include:
- Massive drop-down screen, projector, and full AV system
- Advanced sound system with multi-channel soundboard
- Four tracks of theater lighting
When & Where
UTEC's mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC was founded in 1999 by young people driven to develop their own teen center in response to gang violence. Today, UTEC’s nationally recognized model begins with intensive street outreach and gang peacemaking, reaching our most disconnected youth “where they’re at.” UTEC engages youth through workforce training in social enterprises, alternative education, and intensive case management. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded throughout programming, with special emphasis in our organizing and policymaking work.