Category: BLOG POST

Pushing Pause on Our Reactions | by featured blogger Erin Egloff

It’s no secret that Americans are divided on many topics of critical importance and that they often feel very passionately about their perspectives. While it’s a show of character to have strong principles, it’s a sign of wisdom to be able to think critically…

Our Homeless Crisis: A Community Epidemic | What to Expect

Dear Community, We hope that you will attend 540WMain Learning Academy’s May Conversation In a Community Room: Our Homeless Crisis: Our Community Epidemic. Please confirm your attendance and contribution to the conversation. If you are attending please register here Details Date: Tuesday May 8…

A Wednesday Word from the Director | May Days & Productivity

Dear Community, Happy May to you! I don’t know about you but I am more than relieved that we seem to finally be across the threshold of the iron clad lock winter 2018 has had on our region. Every year my body laments the…

May Featured Artist Spotlight | Mike Kraus

We are pleased to spotlight Mike Kraus the May Featured Artist  About Mike Kraus Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley…

Starbucks and The Intersection of Microagression, Gentrification and Racial Profiling

With the never ending news cycle and provocation from social media; viral incidents like the arrest of two black men waiting at Starbucks make a black man and content creator like myself fill up with unbridled rage, emotion and fervor. Stories like these have…