Frank Gaskins life has now been touched twice by the Community Services Agency. The first time was when he participated in CSA’s signature Building Futures Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program. He graduated and went on to become an apprentice with Pile Drivers Local 441 (part of the Carpenters), working as a pile driver. The second time was when CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund helped him during a brief layoff due to COVID-19 earlier this year. "The Emergency Assistance that helped to pay my Pepco bill really helped alleviate that temporary financial stress," said Gaskins. "Frank’s story is a great example of how the local labor movement enables CSA to advance its mission to help workers, support labor and strengthen communities," said CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote. “We are grateful to every local that’s made contributions in recent months, as well as the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the United Way National Capital Area, for helping to make critical COVID-19 assistance available to area workers." Find out more about CSA here.