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Welcome to 540WMain

540WMain, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization. Located at 540 West Main Street in the historic Susan B. Anthony Preservation District of Rochester, NY. Based on the ongoing national situation around COVID-19 community classes at 540WMain will shift to online formats until further notice. Registration for classes will continue to be hosted on the Eventbrite platform

 

 

540WMain is an online and community-based hub for accessible education and events that promote justice for all. We aim to create a cultural shift in perspectives and practice by connecting members to lifestyle programming informed by social justice and anti-racism strategies.

 

Get Involved

Make a One Time Donation

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free via Rally.org. Your donation helps us scale up in 2020 and beyond.

Become a Monthly Sustaining Member

Any amount, from as many folks as possible, will make our non-profit work all the more stable, informed, and flexible to meet the needs of our community. Your monthly support helps sustain 540WMain’s work and scale up the reach. 

Volunteer

Community volunteers help us fulfill our mission. You can make a difference today by signing up to volunteer with 540WMain.

 

Testimonials

I’m proud to be a member of an organization that educates the community about racism, poverty and so many other issues.

Rae Barnhart

I appreciate the breadth of class topics, and I am particularly grateful for the classes focused on anti-racism and social justice.

Michelle Burack

 

 

Recent Blogs

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