About 540

540 is an education brand that creates digital content and people centered education communities designed to connect underserved populations to educational programming rooted in antiracism, the arts and wellness. It manages physical locations 540WMain Communiversity, 540 at the Yards, and the Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street | 540 manages three locations in the City of Rochester. Learn more about each below: 

About 540WMain Communiversity

A grassroots community driven university dedicated to providing dynamic and thought provoking programming rooted in antiracism, the arts and wellness

Enrich the historic Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through courses, programs and events rooted in antiracism, the arts, and wellness. 

About 540 at The Yards

540 at The Yards is a satellite location of 540 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. Learn more about Douglass Auditorium here

Funded, How?

540 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 operations and all community programs.

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

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