School in a Pandemic: A Lesson Plan in Solidarity by Claire Labrosa

Let’s stop worrying about where our kids “should” be, and start worrying about where we all are, collectively. Claire Labrosa School in a Pandemic: A Lesson Plan in Solidarity I’ve been thinking a lot about school in the fall, along with every other parent and educator in the country I’m sure. I’ve been reading allContinue reading “School in a Pandemic: A Lesson Plan in Solidarity by Claire Labrosa”

Pandemic Teaching At Home, Vol. I: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion | August 6

540WMain is pleased to present our first ever virtual roundtable: Pandemic Teaching At Home, Vol. I About this event The proliferation of “pandemic” pods and home teaching support groups across the country has sparked robust discussion and debate among parents, families and caretakers in the wake of school reopening amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. AmongContinue reading “Pandemic Teaching At Home, Vol. I: A Virtual Roundtable Discussion | August 6”

As a Black Entrepreneur, Ownership and Equity Matters by Calvin Eaton

In case you missed it, 540WMain is transitioning to a virtual organization. This move is both bittersweet and incredibly exciting. In the spirit of openness and transparency I wanted share more insights on what influenced me to lead our organization in this direction and what it means for 540’s future.  As a Black Entrepreneur, Equity andContinue reading “As a Black Entrepreneur, Ownership and Equity Matters by Calvin Eaton”

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson

Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws Historically, crime always spikes in the summer in U.S cities and metropolitan areas. You’d think a global health crisis would quell that spike, but sadly that is not the case. In Rochester, 12 people were shot, and one was stabbed over the July 4thContinue reading “Rochester’s Curfew: A Modern Day Black Code and Racist Nuisance Laws by Chris Thompson”

**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”