**Announcement** 540WMain Transitions to A Virtual Organization

540WMain is excited to announce its transition to a virtual organization effective August 1, 2020 Dear Community, After months of operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 540WMain, Inc. is embarking on a new era of growth and development by becoming a virtual organization. This pivot will allow the organization to grow its reach asContinue reading “**Announcement** 540WMain Transitions to A Virtual Organization”

540WMain Recognized As A Finalist for 2020 Matchstick Prize presented by Causewave Community Partners

We are excited to announce that 540WMain is one of five non-profit finalists for the 2020 Matchstick Prize presented by Causewave Community Partners This recognition is icing on the cake at the heels of 540’s four year anniversary and a moment of unprecedented growth. Via The Democrat & Chronicle: This year’s finalists are: 540WMain DressContinue reading “540WMain Recognized As A Finalist for 2020 Matchstick Prize presented by Causewave Community Partners”

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton

Existing While Black at The University of Rochester The University was my first “career” job out of college (PWI; RIT) way back in 2006 and like so many other BIPOC ( Black , Indegenous, People of Color) people. I have stories of overt racism and covert microagressions during my tenure as a staff member ofContinue reading “Existing While Black at The University of Rochester by Calvin Eaton”

Summer Intern Spotlight | Adam Hopson

We are pleased to spotlight Adam Hopson who has joined the 540Team a few weeks ago as our EJ Research Intern for Summer 2020 About Adam   Adam is a rising Junior at the University of Rochester, studying Biochemistry and Environmental Studies. He is serving as an Urban Fellow through the University of Rochester Urban FellowsContinue reading “Summer Intern Spotlight | Adam Hopson”

540WMain Director and Founder Joins Honors Program at St. John Fisher College as Adjunct Faculty

We are pleased to share the positive news that 540WMain Director and Founder, Calvin Eaton has joined the ranks of adjunct faculty at St. John Fisher College. Mr. Eaton will be teaching the newly designed course: Exploring African American Culture Through Food: 1619 to Present through the colleges Honors program in the fall semester 2020. Continue reading “540WMain Director and Founder Joins Honors Program at St. John Fisher College as Adjunct Faculty”