The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson

The Value of Black Teachers  I didn’t know until this year how immensely privileged I was during my high school and academic years. In grades K through 8, I was in upstate New York, first in Colonie/Albany, and then in a rural town in Fulton County, with a brief stint in Syracuse. Fulton County had/hasContinue reading “The Value of Black Teachers by Chris Thompson”

2020 Gentrification Conference rescheduled to April 9-10, 2021

Hello Friends and Supporters It’s been awhile since most of us have connected and we hope you are finding moments of joy amidst the madness of the world. We wanted to share a brief update about the 2020 Gentrification Conference conference rescheduled to next year After many months of living through COVID we were thinkingContinue reading “2020 Gentrification Conference rescheduled to April 9-10, 2021”

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”

**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”