About the 540 Brand

540, Inc. is an education brand that creates digital content and people centered education communities designed to connect underserved populations to educational programming rooted in the arts and wellness.

540, Inc has three locations in the City of Rochester. Learn more about each below: 

About 540WMain Communiversity

540WMain Communiversity is the flagship location of 540, Inc  located in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhoodof Downtown Rochester is a grassroots non-profit (501(c)(3) community school and event space offering classes and programs rooted in:

  • Antiracism, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Historic Preservation
  • Workforce Development
  • Sustainability

designed to enrich the Susan B. Anthony preservation district and connect greater Rochester to the region.

About 540 at The Yards

540 at The Yards is a satellite location of 540, Inc. focuses on low cost single session classes based in the arts and wellness and is located at the Rochester Public Market.

About Douglass Auditorium at 36 King St.

The Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street (formerly Frederick Douglass Resource Center) is 80 person auditorium/theatre and event space operated by 540, Inc. Housed within the building are the headquarters of the pharmacy tech startup PharmAdva, LLC as well as office spaces that are open to be leased.

Funded, How?

540, Inc. is funded by charitable gifts and donations provided by community members, partners, and corporate sponsors. Revenue from classes, programs and events is used to sustain and support the school’s operations and all community programs.

Phone: 585-420-8439 | Address: 540 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608 | info540westmain@gmail.com

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