Impact Matters More Than Intent

Impact Over Intent | Guest Blog by Sam Waters There’s been a lot of discussion about last week’s incident with the local meteorologist at WHEC, his on-air comment, and subsequent firing, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. What I keep coming back to is something I routinely find to be a […]

Top Three Ways to Be A Successful Social Entrepreneur

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; […]

I’m White and I Screw Up a Lot

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 ignore […]

December Artist of the Month Spotlight | Allison McDonald

We are pleased to spotlight our December Artist of the Month Allison McDonald About Allison McDonald Allison McDonald is a 23 year old photographer from Rochester, NY. She recently graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Studio Art and concentration in photography. She plans on going to graduate school for Art Therapy in the near […]

A Thankful Word from the Director | Fall Tour Series Kickoff

Dear Community, My body isn’t cooperating on this Friday in fact, I’ve spent all day in bed in full recovery mode one day before our Anniversary Celebration. (Yikes!) So is the life of a chronic spoonie but fortunately my heart is full of joy and thankfulness. The intern’s display of black youth magic last night […]

Community Educator Spotlight | Paceline Cycling

We’ve been so busy we nearly forgot to share our latest Community Educator Spotlight feature. We are pleased to spotlight Paceline Cycling About Paceline Paceline Cycling is a mobile cycling business ran by entrepreneurial couple Erik Baker and Kathryn Corson. Instead of a standalone business front, Paceline travels around Rochester and pops up at different […]