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The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Ed Grabowski/Dina Finn Memorial Scholarship, J'Anna Worth and Dasia Alston.

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J'Anna Worth is a recent graduate of World of Inquiry High School. She will be attending North Carolina A&T and studying Architecture Engineering. Worth participated in the Labor Day parade, Federation of Social Workers Labor Day picnic and the 2019 UAW strike. She has also been an active member in junior missionary, student council and Roc Restorative. 

Worth stated, "As a participant in these groups, it has allowed me to flourish as a leader and a volunteer. After high school, my goals are to go to college and major in Architecture – with plans of bringing my knowledge and skills back to the Rochester community."

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Dasia Alston is a 2020 graduate of Athena High School who will be attending the University of Albany in the fall and studying Biology. Alston assisted at the Federation of Social Workers Labor Day picnic and helped tutor a young student. She has volunteered at Unity Hospital as a patient transporter and been involved in National Honors Society. 

Alston said, "My aspirations in life are to be a voice for the people, and become a doctor along with engaging in activism and philanthropy so that I am able to help people – mostly the working and lower class people.  I would like to to become an asset in helping aid people to better wages, more resources and better protection."

The Federation of Social Workers wishes J'Anna Worth and Dasia Alston great success in their future academic and professional careers.


For more than 60 years, the Monroe County Federation of Social Workers IUE-CWA Local 81381 has represented social workers, caseworkers, examiners, child care workers, investigators and child support examiners, as well as seniors and supervisors in those titles, who are employed by Monroe County at the Department of Human Services, Monroe Community Hospital, the Child Support Enforcement Unit and the Children's Center. The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers is located at 740 Driving Park Avenue, Suite A, Rochester, NY 14613. The Federation was founded in 1959 and currently has more than 850 members.

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