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”

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”

Black Women Roc! 2020 | Finalists Selected

Dear Community, We are so excited to share that we received over 30 nominations for our 4th annual Black Women Roc! 2020. This is the most nominations we have ever received for the campaign and we are truly grateful for all of your submissions. There is no shortage of talented Black women committed to transformingContinue reading “Black Women Roc! 2020 | Finalists Selected”

540WMain (Virtually) Celebrates Four Years All Month Long

Hey, 540WMain officially turns 4 years old this month! With everything going on right now, we are reminded of just how important our organization’s purpose is not just in our local community, but far beyond. We enter this coming year committed more than ever to provide accessible resources and education while teaching our community aboutContinue reading “540WMain (Virtually) Celebrates Four Years All Month Long”

Black Women Roc! 2020 | Nomination Period May 8 – 17, 2020

We are pleased to open the nomination period for Black Women Roc! 2020 Black Women Roc! our annual month long digital campaign where we highlight the achievements and work of four Black women and femme identifying women of color enacting change and making significant positive contributions to the Rochester community. Black Women Roc! 2020 HowContinue reading “Black Women Roc! 2020 | Nomination Period May 8 – 17, 2020”