Check out our Community Educator Spotlights for the Spring Semester…
March 10 & 19 | Professional Grant Writing 4 Beginners
March 17 | Vegan Cheese Making, Tasting & Sip
April 5 | Literacy & Menu Planning 4 Kids
April 5 | Professional Grant Writing 4 Beginners
April 16 | History of Veganism in Black Cultures
May 3 & 29 | Professional Grant Writing 4 Beginners
May 10 | Let’s Talk About Invisible Disability
May 12 | Self Care 4 Entrepreneurs: A Healing Workshop
May 17 | Alkalize Your Body In 4 Easy Steps
May 31 | Vegan Cheese Making, Tasting & Sip
The Gluten Free Chef, Calvin Eaton, is an educator, chef and writer. Calvin launched the website, The Gluten Free Chef Blog, in 2012 after years of living with the effects of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and celiac disease. Continuing to raise awareness for holistic living, wellness and education, Calvin currently serves as Founder & Executive Director of 540WMain Community Learning Academy.
March 13 | D.I.Y. Henna 4 Beginners
March 20 | D.I.Y. Henna Candles
March 27 | Intro to Songwriting – Level 1
April 3 | Spring Break Henna Hands 4 Kids
April 3 & 17 | D.I.Y. Henna 4 Beginners
May 1 | D.I.Y. Henna 4 Beginners
Katie Halligan is a professional henna artist and an active member of the Rochester music scene. Best known as the singer in local indie pop band, Tart Vandelay, Halligan currently serves as Marketing/Events Assistant for 540wMain, Owner of ROC City Henna, and as a freelance music writer for CITY newspaper.
March 15 | Introduction to Drawing Faces – Level 1
Alivia Ruiz is a master artist and local creator, who carries a natural mission of healing through her creativity. Known as the singer in local soul fusion band, Lost Wax, Ruiz currently serves as manager of Small World Food.
March 26 | Hip-Hop Cardio
April 9 | Hip-Hop Cardio
May 7, 16 & 23 | Hip-Hop Cardio
Marcus has created, trained and taught hip hop dance for over 10 years. Beginning at the age of 10 in the world of freestyle hip hop dance, Marcus has since become a versatile and dynamic choreographer. He is also skilled in contemporary modern, African step, Caribbean dance hall and Irish step dance. Marcus currently teaches hip-hop choreography to new students.
Ray Ray Mitrano
April 4 | Spring Drawing 4 Kids & Adults
April 14 | Ways of Poetry w/ Ray Ray Mitrano
Ray Ray Mitrano is a local creative who loves to participate in community events, performances, workshops, and group exhibitions. Interactive storytelling is a major part of what he does, whether it involves drawing, animation, education, performing, videography, or multi-media installation. His experimental work embraces collaborative improvisation within conceptual frameworks. Mitrano is a recent MFA Graduate whose Visual Studies thesis explored civics through art in the trajectory of the 2016 US Elections. Currently based in Rochester, NY, Ray Ray Mitrano serves for hire as a documentary illustrator of events, art workshops, design, and stop-motion.
April 10 | Let’s Talk About Police Body Cameras: A Legal Perspective
Jonathan Schnader worked in the criminal justice system for many years as a police officer and currently serves as Assistant Public Defender for the Rochester Police Department.
April 19 | American Sign Language 4 Beginners – Level 1
May 2 | American Sign Language 4 Beginners – Level 2
Sarah Vitberg is an active ASL interpreter throughout the Rochester community. Sarah currently serves as the manager of Getting It Done Fitness.
April 24 | How to Get Started with KIVA
Amy Ventura is a local money guru who studied Sociology at SUNY Geneseo, and has experience getting local businesses kick-started with loans from KIVA. Ventura currently serves as Budget Analyst at the City of Rochester, NY – Mayor’s Office.
April 25 | Spiritual Self Defense for People of Color
Michaela Cultura is a branding and marketing guru. Michaela currently serves as a freelance Marketing & Social Media Manager in Rochester.