CSA Wins Two Marpat GrantsMonday, December 12, 2011
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)The Community Services Agency’s Building Futures program got another boost this week when the Marpat Foundation awarded it $30,000 for 2012 to bolster pre- apprenticeship work with DC residents in Wards 7 and 8. Marpat – which makes grants to organizations based in or benefitting the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area – “has been a long-time supporter of Building Futures, and we are very grateful to them”, said CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy. “Their financial support has enabled us to help over 75 DC residents gain economic stability. The Building Futures pre-apprenticeship training program trains DC residents to move into apprenticeship schools and find construction jobs. Also awarded was a $25,000 grant to assist CSA with strategic planning, board development and capacity-building.