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    IUE-CWA 81381, AFL-CIO
Chynna Sharp (on the right) being presented her 2019 Scholarship Award, by FSW President Kendall Bell

2019 Scholarship Winner Announced

The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce that the 2019 winner of the Ed Grabowski/Dina Finn Memorial Scholarship is Chynna Sharp. Congratulations, Chynna!

Chynna is a recent graduate of Greece Athena High School, who will be attending Nazareth College in the fall to study physical therapy. She has volunteered at hospitals, food kitchens, the Greece Town Hall and at a physical therapist's office. The Federation of Social Workers wishes Chynna Sharp great success in her future academic endeavors.
Corynda Clark-Albano (on the left) receives the Member of the Month Award from FSW Executive Board member LaTonya Wilcox

Federation of Social Workers
“Member of the Month”

We are pleased to announce a new program that will recognize a Federation “Member of the Month”. This person will be honored for his or her outstanding contributions of service to the entire community.

There will be a “Member of the Month” recognized every month, year around. If you would like to nominate a FSW Member who has done exceptional professional, volunteer, or other community service, please fill out this nomination form.

Click Here for the Nomination Form

Each month’s honoree will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice, courtesy of the Retirees Council of the FSW, Modica Law Firm and Edge Advertising Group.

Our honoree for June 2019 is Corynda Clark-Albano. Please click below to learn more about his valuable contribution of service to the community.

Member of the Month

Congratulations, Corynda Clark-Albano!


Almost 300 community members gathered at the Riverside Convention Center on Friday, November 2nd, to recognize and celebrate exceptional contributions of service by a number of extraordinary individuals and organizations. We hope that you had an opportunity to attend this uplifting, heartwarming and inspirational event!


Announcement of the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon!

The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon! Please join us in supporting them.
  • Human Service Worker (public sector)
    Johanna Lockemeyer, Monroe Community Hosptal

  • Human Service Worker (private sector)
    Veronica Black Turner, Children Awaiting Parents

  • John L. Seebach Volunteer Award
    John Prewasnicak, Special Olympics

  • Courage Award
    Maria Fisher

  • Corporate Contributor
    ​ ​ESL Federal Credit Union

  • Human Service Family
    Alicia and Josh Doughterty

  • Non-Profit Organization
    Outreach Community Center

  • Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
    Katie Barone, CPS/MCDHS

  • Next Generation Contributor
    Maeve Reed, Fairport High School
  • W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement
    Hilda Rosario Escher, Ibero
    James Norman, Action for a Better Community

Ayanna Sampson
Khala Anderson

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce their 2018 Ed Grabowski/Dina Finn Memorial scholarship winners: Ayanna Sampson and Khala Anderson.

Ayanna Sampson is a senior at Aquinas Institute. She plans to attend college to become a Physician's Assistant. Sampson participated with the Federation of Social Workers, in making Holiday baskets for men and women in military service. She also has tutored, worked in soup kitchens, helped run youth basketball tournaments, assisted with community gardens, volunteered at Rochester General Hospital and at a local rehabilitation center.

Khala Anderson is a senior at Irondequoit High School. She will attend Mercyhurst University in the fall to study Business in Intelligence. Anderson has been involved in community mentoring and volunteering at organizations such as: Tasteful Memories, blood drives, Goodwill and Action for a Better Community Programs.

Kendall Bell Interview on "Shift Change" Local Radio Show

About The Federation of Social Workers

The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers, IUE-CWA Local 81381, is the oldest public sector social worker union in the United States of America. During our more than fifty years of existence we have provided diligent representation to our membership, which now includes more than nine hundred employees of the County of Monroe in upstate New York.

Our members are dedicated human service professionals who are both caring and committed to the entire community. Their tireless efforts at their jobs, and also as volunteers supporting many local charities, have improved the quality of life for everyone in Monroe County.

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