**Special Announcement** How to Teach A Class at 540WMain | Class/Course Proposal Portal

Dear Community,

As 540WMain approaches it’s 2 year anniversary in June 2018, I am pleased to share that over 200 classes have been taught in the community room. Coordinating and curating many of these classes has been a labor of love and as we’ve grown so has my need to focus on other sustainability aspects of the organization.

That said, I am pleased to announce 540WMain’s new streamlined portal for submitting class/course proposals. Community Organizer Jake Sell Hicks will now manage all class/course proposals via this new system. If you are a community member or educator interested in teaching at 540WMain please read the updated guidelines below and be sure to reach out to Jake should you have any questions.

Sponsor A Class

The most effective (and quickest) way to present your product(s), services, or class to the community is to sponsor the (cost to rent) community room and offer the class to the community for free. The basic hourly rate is $35/hour and you can reserve the Community Room any time it is available. This sponsorship not only supports 540WMain’s operations as a grassroots non-profit but gives back to the community.

Submit A Proposal

If you are not financially able to sponsor a class don’t worry. We have a streamlined class/course proposal system for you to follow.

All new class/course proposals will be added to our Class/Course Waitlist. Submit your proposal by clicking the link below. Our Community Organizer (Jake Sell Hicks) will add your proposal to the waitlist and contact you personally if an opening for a new class/course becomes available.

Facts About Your Proposal

  • There is no upfront cost required to submit a class/course proposal
  • The best class/course proposals are for single session courses and should range between $10-$20 per student with minimal cost to student attendees.
  • Classes that are well received by the community have a chance to be added to 540WMain’s lineup of monthly classes (there is no guarantee).
  • Generally speaking educators selected receive a commission of $5/seat sold. There is no guarantee that your proposal will be selected when submitted.
  • Maximum number of students for any class/course is 20.
  • Your proposal should include a brief paragraph bio about the educator written in third person, cost of course to community, materials needed and provided by instructor and those needed by students, max number of students, ideal day of the week and time frame of the class/course.
  • Maximum time frame for a class is two hours.
  • If your class/course is selected you will be contacted by a 540 representative
  • Proposals are selected based on a number of factors including but not limited to schedule availability, cost of course and more. 

Additional questions regarding this process can be submitted to jacobsellhicks@gmail.com



Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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