Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020) by Calvin Eaton

Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020) Dear Community, Writing this year-end recap has probably been one of the most challenging tasks that I have had to complete in the last few weeks. Every time I started to write I just couldn’t seem to find the appropriate words that articulated the emotionalContinue reading “Everything Will Be Ok | A Year In Review (2020) by Calvin Eaton”

Summer Intern Spotlight | Adam Hopson

We are pleased to spotlight Adam Hopson who has joined the 540Team a few weeks ago as our EJ Research Intern for Summer 2020 About Adam   Adam is a rising Junior at the University of Rochester, studying Biochemistry and Environmental Studies. He is serving as an Urban Fellow through the University of Rochester Urban FellowsContinue reading “Summer Intern Spotlight | Adam Hopson”

540WMain Celebrates Three Year Anniversary on the 154th Commemoration of Juneteenth

the work is hard the work takes sacrifice the work takes grit the work is thankless the work makes no money  the work is beautiful the work is magical the work is powerful Do the work and the work will get done Dear Community, I planned for a grandiose, epic, super-inspiring transformative post to celebrateContinue reading “540WMain Celebrates Three Year Anniversary on the 154th Commemoration of Juneteenth”

Top Three Ways to Be A Successful Social Entrepreneur by Calvin Eaton

It’s no secret that I consider myself a Social Entrepreneur. I’ve shared this revelation right here on 540Blog and the more I grow as a leader the more I accept this reality. For those of you wondering; What exactly is a social entrepreneur I suggest reading past blog posts here and here. For everyone else;Continue reading “Top Three Ways to Be A Successful Social Entrepreneur by Calvin Eaton”

I’m White and I Screw Up a Lot by Erin Egloff

Recently, in a discussion on anti-racist action, I listened to a woman share her experiences and frustrations with white people “committing” to anti-racist work and then, after a certain period, abandoning the work to shift their attentions elsewhere. She reminded our group of an essential fact: people of color don’t have the option to ignoreContinue reading “I’m White and I Screw Up a Lot by Erin Egloff”