The Community Services Agency's Building Futures program is helping to change the lives of low-income District residents. The objective: prepare men and women to succeed in construction apprenticeships and jobs so they can earn family-sustaining wages and contribute to their communities. "Y'all mean something to us and we need young people to be a part of the labor movement," said Rosella Scott, Apprentice Instructor for Plasterers' & Cement Masons' Local 891, AFL-CIO. "For men and women interested in construction, this is a real opportunity to learn about the industry," said CSA Assistant Executive Director Sonte DuCote. Visit the CSA website to learn more about Building Futures.
photo: Scott teaching the Building Futures class; credit Sonte DuCote