The Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency was on the move this week supporting two local affiliates. On Tuesday, CSA participated in the AFGE Local 32 Annual Fall Festival, which provided members with community resources. "It was great sharing information about CSA with Local 32 members, especially new members who were happy to hear about the CSA Emergency Assistance Fund and how CSA is helping low-income District residents get construction jobs and apprenticeships through the Building Futures Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program," said Executive Director Sonte DuCote, noting that AFGE District 14 VP Eric Bunn was in attendance. Then on Wednesday, CSA co-sponsored a "When the Paycheck Stops" budgeting workshop with the Consumer Action Network and Teamsters 639. "I think it was very informative and provided great information that can be used now and in the future," said Local 639 Vice President Wayne Settles, who attended along with Local 639 staff representatives.
photos: DuCote with new AFGE Local 32 member Takeena Gipson; Budget workshop attendees; photos by Shelly Kidd, Nelson Santiago, and Sonte DuCote.