Ep 110. Jonathan Lunde: Walking the Walk for UTEC
May 6, 2017 · 47 min
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Jonathan Lunde is a Streetworker at UTEC.

What is UTEC? Founded in 1999 and based in Lowell, "UTEC's mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of proven-risk youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success." UTEC was also highlighted in the National Institute of Justice's 2016 environmental scan of agencies working with justice-involved young adults. 

What is a Streetworker? What does Jonathan do at UTEC? 

Street Outreach and Gang Peacemaking* ensure that Streetworkers meet young people "where they're at" and serve as the starting point of UTEC's program model.  Streetworkers target those young people who are most disengaged and deeply involved in local youth gang networks. This recruitment and relationship-building work sets the stage for Streetworkers to conduct UTEC's gang peacemaking work and to bring disconnected youth through the doors. 

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