UTEC receives $500,000 for woodworking program

Lowell Sun » Youth nonprofit UTEC has received $500,000 from the Yawkey Foundation to expand its Woodworking Social Enterprise program for justice-involved young adults.

UTEC’s Workforce program gives paid on-the-job experience in social enterprises such as woodworking. Young adults enrolled in the woodworking program, which serves Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill, learn to make products for retail and wholesale customers and receive wraparound support …